NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A billion-dollar state budget shortfall. A key state lawmaker says that’s how much the coronavirus crisis could cost New Mexico. Sen. John Arthur Smith says it could take up to two years for the state’s economy to bounce back.
Hispanic groups and lawmakers expressed surprise and some anger Thursday at how New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) has been treated by President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team.