Legislature

2021 Legislative session will see plenty of firsts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A different type of legislative session starts Tuesday. There will be no State of the State address from the governor and new lawmakers could be sworn in virtually. This is according to the House Speaker’s Communication Director Daniel Marzec. He told KOAT some incoming lawmakers might not be there

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