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Republicans in the state House and Senate had a common criticism of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's address to the Legislature on Tuesday: She didn't give credit where credit is due. more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham stressed the need for New Mexico to continue investing in education and economic development in her annual State of the State address Tuesday, and urged lawmakers to approve marquee legislation such as the legalization of recreational cannabis. more
On the roughly eight-hour flight from Chicago to Dublin, Ireland, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's speechwriter and top communications staffer started a draft of what will be her second annual address to the Legislature. more
The New Mexico State Legislature session for 2020 will officially run from Jan. 21 - Feb. 20.  The Legislature’s official web site is at nmlegis.gov, where you can check the status of bills via keywords, bill numbers, subject or sponsor.  Committee hearings and floor debate are often livestreamed from the Legislature site. more
Marcos Alejandro Gonzales, Taos High 2003 graduate and son of Sen. Roberto "Bobby" and Charlene Gonzales, is running for Bernalillo County District 3 commissioner. more
Following Jeff Shannon's appointment in December to the bench in the 8th Judicial District Court, six people have since applied to fill his vacant seat in Taos Magistrate Court. more
Climate activist, musician, spoken word artist and community organizer Lyla June Johnston, 30, delivered an impassioned speech Thursday at the Capitol about what she said is a dire need to shift the state away from its economic reliance on the oil and gas industry. more
Two candidates will challenge council incumbents Darien Fernandez and Nathaniel Evans for their town of Taos Council seats. Billy Romero and Roger Martinez have filed with the town clerk’s office for the March 3 municipal election to give the sitting councilors a race for reelection. Both Fernandez and Evans are currently serving their first term on the council. more
Candidates have one more day to get their name in the hat for the March 3 municipal election.  Two seats on the town of Taos Council will be up for election this year and candidates will have the opportunity to run against incumbents Darien Fernandez and Nathaniel Evans. Both councilors have said they are running to retain their seats.  more
State Sen. Richard Martinez has stepped down from his committee leadership roles, citing his conviction for aggravated drunken driving earlier this month. But Martinez, a Democrat who lives in Ojo Caliente, declined to resign his legislative seat, according to a news release from Senate Democrats on Saturday. more
Taos County commissioners have selected Taos Mayor Dan Barrone to fill the District 42 House of Representatives seat in the New Mexico Legislature.  more
State Rep. Deborah Armstrong has joined Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office in denying allegations this week that the governor sexually assaulted her former campaign communications director during her candidacy for office. more
While most of the bill language for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's expected legislative priorities in January is not yet available, that hasn't stopped lawmakers from prefiling 65 other pieces of legislation they hope will make the governor's "call" list. more
Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales was officially sworn into this new position as District 6 Senator on Friday (Dec. 20).  The former representative took on his new position Friday during a … more
After being selected by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to fill the District 6 Senate seat, Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales will take his official oath of office Friday (Dec. 20) at Taos Pueblo.  more
Kristina Ortez, executive director of the Taos Land Trust, announced her candidacy Wednesday (Dec. 18) for the House District 42 seat to replace longtime lawmaker Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales, D-Ranchos de Taos. more
For the second consecutive month, the Taos Historic Preservation Commission has canceled its regular meeting, which had been set for Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the town council chambers. more
New Mexico House of Representatives member Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales of Ranchos de Taos has been appointed to fill the New Mexico Senate District 6 seat long held by the late Carlos Cisneros. more
After seven and a half years serving as a judge in Taos Magistrate Court, Jeff Shannon has finally made the move upstairs. more
A New Mexico climate activist with Navajo roots plans to challenge state House Speaker Brian Egolf for his seat in 2020, her campaign said Tuesday. more
In a news conference Tuesday (Dec. 10), House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced two articles of impeachment against President Trump. more
Tuesday (Dec. 10) The town of Taos council will meet for their regular meeting at 4 p.m.  and will hear an overview on the 2019 PASEO event. The event caused a controversy in September when community members began discussing what is and isn't art to be allowed in the event after an edgy performance piece by La Pocha Nostra.  more
Watch C-SPAN 's live stream coverage of the Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry hearing: more
Notepads were scattered all over reporter Steve Terrell's desk as he foraged through various drawers in anticipation of cleaning them out before his final day in the office. In doing so, he uncovered a slew of hidden treasures. Hearing aid batteries. Plastic packets of ketchup ["Probably 14 years old," he said.] A Donny Osmond button. A copy of his 1981 music CD, Picnic Time for Potatoheads. And empty folders -- lots of empty folders. more
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham this week appointed Taos Magistrate Court Judge Jeff Shannon to fill a vacancy left by former Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Jeff McElroy, who retired from the bench in Taos on Oct. 31. more
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