New Mexico groups issue joint disapproval of climate vetoes

70 Views   Many climate scientists and researchers point to meaningful legislative action as the most effective path forward to both mitigate and adapt to a changing climate. New Mexico’s past legislative session had climate groups feeling hopeful –– but a series of line-item vetoes from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham left them disappointed.

Efforts to reform unpaid legislature down to the wire in last days of session

82 Views   Lawmakers in New York State make more than $140,000 a year. Their counterparts in New Hampshire bring in just $100. In New Mexico, legislators receive a per diem, mileage and retirement benefits, but they are the only lawmakers in the country who don’t get a penny for the actual work they do.

With a national EV charging network on the horizon, can New Mexico keep up?

131 Views   Billions of dollars for electric vehicle infrastructure is making its way into communities across the country –– with an emphasis on tribal and rural areas. While this is a crucial first step for equitable access to modern technology, much more needs to be done to make EVs in New Mexico a feasible reality.

Lawmakers to consider taking redistricting out of their own hands

100 Views   Rep. Natalie Figueroa plans to introduce a bill in next month’s legislative session that aims to establish an independent redistricting commission to limit lawmakers’ role in drawing their own maps. Figueroa says it’s a necessary next step in removing politics from New Mexico’s process.