Government

Capitol’s COVID-19 spike could be bad Thanksgiving preview

Congress is experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases among lawmakers while doing exactly what Americans are being warned not to do for Thanksgiving this year: gathering together after traveling from all over the country. In the last week alone, seven members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 with three

Republicans shake up state Senate leadership in New Mexico

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.

Pandemic upends preparations for legislative session

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – State lawmakers sparred on Thursday over whether to delay a legislative session that traditionally starts in mid-January, potentially deferring Democratic initiatives on cannabis, abortion rights, and education funding.

Interior shortlist puts focus on New Mexico lawmakers

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.

New Mexico politicians seen as top candidates for a Biden administration

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