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Heinrich joins Johnson in call to legalize cannabis

As a newly elected U.S. senator, Martin Heinrich was cautious in 2012 when asked about legalizing marijuana. Up for re-election in November, the Democrat tweeted... more

NM high court nixes straight-party voting

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Wednesday (Sept. 12) against straight-party voting. Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver had made a decision to allow people to mark a box on the November … more

Toulouse Oliver stands firm on straight-party voting initiative

  Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver is sticking to her guns.In a 23-page response to a lawsuit filed by the state Republican and Libertarian parties and others, lawyers representing … more

Taos mayor hosts Lujan-Grisham for feast

As part of the 2018 New Mexico gubernatorial campaign, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham stopped in Taos Sunday (Sept. 2) for a gathering at Mayor Dan … more

State must abide by fair pay act, appellate court rules

An appeals court on Thursday snubbed the Corrections Department's argument that the Fair Pay for Women Act does not apply to New Mexico government employees.Facing lawsuits from women … more

Cannabis grows as source of N.M. political campaign funds

If you're running for public office in New Mexico and need to raise money, your traditional sources of campaign funds from the business world might look like … more

Cisneros to head U.S.-Mexico border conference

Sen. Carlos Cisneros, D-Questa, has been elected chair of the Border Legislative Conference. The organization's mission is to … more

Johnson admits Libertarian bid to unseat Heinrich is long shot

Former Gov. Gary Johnson said he used to believe the job of a U.S. senator was “bellying up to the trough.” more

How does a county increase voter turnout?

By Heath Haussamen NMPolitics.netJohn Gomes was smiling as he filled out a voter registration form at Chaparral High School in April."I love being patriotic and living in this country," said the … more

Education ruling will pressure incoming N.M. governor

Congratulations. It's January 2019 and you've just been sworn in as governor of New Mexico. Now, you have less than five months to fix much of what is wrong with the … more
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