In a press release, the president-elect’s team said Dr. Jill Jim, of the Navajo Nation, will help the incoming administration tackle the pandemic. “[Dr. Jim’s] leadership has been essential to the COVID-19 response on the Navajo Nation, as the Navajo Department of Health is authorized to respond to the declared public
The Biden transition team is in the process of vetting Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) for the Interior secretary post, sources told The Hill on Tuesday.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new leader has emerged atop the Republican minority contingent in the New Mexico state Senate. Sen. Gregory Baca of Belen was chosen as Republican minority leader during a caucus meeting on Tuesday. The leadership slot previously was held by Sen. Stuart Ingle of Portales.
The shortlist of potential nominees to lead the Interior Department is heavily focused on the New Mexico congressional delegation, setting up a potential battle between a senator whose father once led the agency and a House lawmaker who would be the first ever Native American in the Cabinet post.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – State legislators are rekindling efforts to open New Mexico to recreational marijuana production and sales, with an emphasis on economic opportunity amidst the turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Some of New Mexico’s top leaders are being floated around as possible cabinet picks for President-elect Biden’s new administration. According to Politico, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is in the mix to head up the Department of Health and Human Services along with former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was selected as one of five co-chairs ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was chosen as one of five co-chairs for President-Elect Joe Biden’s transition team. The transition team is a group of experts which helps the president-elect transition into their new role.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Republican Alexis Martinez Johnson and Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez participated in a KOB 4 debate Thursday. The 3rd Congressional District candidates are trying to fill the seat that is being vacated by Ben Ray Lujan, who is running for U.S. Senate.
DOJ frees federal prosecutors to take steps that could interfere with elections, weakening long-standing policy
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The Department of Justice has weakened its long-standing prohibition against interfering in elections, according to two department officials. Avoiding election interference is the overarching principle of DOJ policy on voting-related crimes.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic candidate vying for the House seat in District 40 acknowledged his participation in two pornographic films in the 1980s as a college student.
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