Government

State Republican chair blames protestors for deadly Capitol riot

Democrats, Republicans still at odds over who is to blame KOAT spoke with state Republican Party chair Steve Pearce and state Democratic Party chair Marg Elliston about the storming of the U.S. Capitol and who they believe is to blame. “I think President Trump was the cause of the riot. I

Gov. Lujan Grisham releases $7.3B budget proposal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has recommended a $7.3 billion budget for New Mexico’s next fiscal year. The New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration released the proposed budget early Monday morning.

NMSP prepare for protests at Roundhouse

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico leaders want to make sure that what happened at the U.S. Capitol last week doesn’t happen here. “It is certainly something in Santa Fe we don’t want to see,” said Mayor Alan Webber. But state police and Santa Fe city leaders are planning for it.

Will NM legislators abolish qualified immunity?

In the majority of police brutality cases, officers are not criminally prosecuted, and reform advocates contend that is in part because of something called “qualified immunity.” Eliminating qualified immunity emerged as a key demand during the protests that have swept the nation demanding justice for victims of police violence. The

New Mexico may see benefits, more funding under Biden administration

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – With the Senate run-off in Georgia mostly wrapped up, many Americans are wondering what’s next. For New Mexicans, it could be a lot. New Mexico could soon see some benefits out of the White House, especially now with the Senate expected to fully support the Biden

Trump challenges to election reverberate in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico’s top elections official is urging a federal court to dismiss a challenge by President Donald Trump of absentee voting procedures for ballot drop boxes. She also wants Trump’s campaign to be sanctioned for pursuing meritless litigation.