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  • New Mexico has 42 contested state legislative primaries this year. Here’s a breakdown

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    New Mexico has 42 contested state legislative primaries this year, the highest number since Ballotpedia started tracking that figure in 2014. There are 213 total candidates running in New Mexico’s state legislative primaries this year, 26 fewer than in 2020. New Mexico’s 42 Senate seats are up for election every four years, while the 70…

  • Only one contested U.S. House primary in New Mexico this year

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    This year’s filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in New Mexico was March 12, 2024. Seven candidates are running for New Mexico’s three U.S. House districts, including three Democrats and four Republicans. That’s 2.3 candidates per district, less than in the previous three election cycles. There were 2.67 candidates per district in 2022, 6.3…

  • New Mexico governor signs $290.6 million bond package, sending four questions to the November ballot

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    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed House Bill 308—a bond package totaling over $290.6 million—on March 6, sending four ballot questions to the November ballot.  The bond questions would issue the following amounts: Bond issues require a simple majority vote in each legislative chamber during one legislative session and the governor’s signature to appear on…

  • New Mexico State Legislature sends two more constitutional amendments to the November ballot

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    The New Mexico State Legislature voted to send two constitutional amendments to voters in November on Feb. 14. These two constitutional amendments join two others that were certified for the ballot during last year’s legislative session. The new constitutional amendments are Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR 1) and Senate Joint Resolution 16 (SJR 16). SJR…

  • Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) issues one executive order from May 8-14

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    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) issued one executive order from May 8-14. As of May 14, Lujan Grisham has issued 58 executive orders in 2023 — four more than she did at this point a year ago. The order is:  Executive Order 2023-058, where the governor authorized additional emergency funds for the Department…

  • New Mexico Supreme Court issues one opinion from May 1-7

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    The New Mexico Supreme Court issued one opinion from May 1-7. As of May 7, the court issued 12 opinions in 2023 — two more than this point a year ago. The one opinion is below:  El Paso Elec. Co. v. N.M. Pub. Regulation Comm’n, where the court found error with an order on retail…

  • Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) issues five executive orders from April 24-30

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    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) issued five executive orders from April 24-30. As of April 30, Lujan Grisham has issued 55 executive orders in 2023 — 32 more than she did at this point a year ago. Three of the orders are:  Executive Order 2023-053, where the governor authorized additional emergency funds for…

  • Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) issues one executive order from April 17-23

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    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) issued one executive order from April 17-23. Lujan Grisham has issued 40 executive orders—20 more than she did at this point a year ago. The order is here: Executive Order 2023-040, where the governor declared an emergency in Sandoval County due to severe flooding and authorized emergency financial…

  • New Mexico Supreme Court issues one opinion from April 10-16

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    The New Mexico Supreme Court issued one opinion from April 10-16. As of April 16, the court issued 11 opinions in 2023 — three more than this point a year ago. The opinion is below: Indigenous Lifeways v. N.M. Compilation Comm’n Advisory Comm., where the court found that “Petitioners [had] not shown that the 2020…

  • New Mexico enacts bill on felon voting rights, automatic voter registration

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    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed HB4 into law on March 30, 2023. Proponents of the law referred to it as the New Mexico Voting Rights Act. The bill makes automatic voter registration, which was previously only available through the Department of Motor Vehicles, available at other state or local public offices designated…