New Mexico Politics

Gun control groups rally at Roundhouse

Video Gun control groups are trying to put pressure on Gov. Susana Martinez to let the legislature consider a bill requiring a background check to buy a gun at a gun show.

Gun laws up for debate in Legislation Session Video
Another hot button issue that may come up in the roundhouse during the legislative session is gun control.

State of the State focuses on education Video
Gov. Susana Martinez urged lawmakers to focus on education reform during her State of the State Address...

Martinez's 2014 State of the State Address Video
The following is the prepared text of the State of the State Address delivered by Governor Susana Martinez...

2014 Legislative Session begins Video
The 2014 legislative session has officially begun in santa fe.

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Activity Stream

  • DailyLoco
    DailyLoco  commented: I am tired of hearing that we do not have the money to send our children to college. We spend $96 million on an interchange that will save 10 minutes of commute time,…
    UNM: Spring lottery scholarships at risk
    The Legislative Lottery Scholarship may run out of money sooner than anyone thought.
    Dec 14, 2013 6:45 PM
  • AmelitoPeral
    AmelitoPeral  commented: If I can vote, I will vote for her. She is pro-education. Just a small recognition of the teachers and students work which she did last year, to those schools who have a significant increased…
    Susana Martinez
    Susana Martinez is the District Attorney for the 3rd Judicial District in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, a position she has held for 13 years. On July 17, 2009,…
    Jun 19, 2013 6:14 PM
  • Updahill
    Updahill  commented: Actually, I think both of the Obamas are fundamentally the same. Barach just feigns listening to hecklers, then proceeds to do whatever he wants, which is often contrary…
    Ladies First: FLOTUS heckled by protester
    She’s known to many for her style and upbeat attitude, but first lady Michelle Obama is quick to admit she doesn’t take hecklers well.
    Jun 9, 2013 7:50 AM
  • slevis
    slevis  commented: Wow, I can't believe how hard it was to find the article about Domenici...I wondered if you guys had even heard about it. That's why I don't watch channel 13.
    Domenici had son outside marriage
    Former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico is acknowledging he fathered a son outside his marriage three decades ago.
    Feb 20, 2013 9:38 PM

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White House News

State of the Union

DC Download: A GOP identity crisis
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's GOP response to the State of the Union didn't hurt the Republican Party very much, but it certainly…

Obama pushes for higher minimum wage
President Barack Obama pushed for a higher minimum wage at a re-opened manufacturing plant Wednesday because he says Americans…

GOP faults Obama speech for liberalism,…
President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes with Republicans over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a…

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Quiz: Which president said that?

White House News

Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month,…

Obama to address situation in Egypt this…
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in…

With kids at camp, Obama finds time for…
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha's Vineyard vacation with golf, visits with friends…

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Supreme Court News

Supreme Court refuses to delay release…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates…

NC challenges Alcoa's property rights for…
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials filed a lawsuit Friday in a long-running fight with Alcoa Inc. over who…

Fla. to resume voter purge after high court…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens…

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N.M. Politics Blog

Road to the Roundhouse: Starting Gun
The Route 66 casino parking lot was utterly and completely jammed. Cars decked with campaign... more »


Sine Die Pt. 1b: Devilish Detail
This is a follow-up post to Sine Die Pt. 1: Harper’s Gamble . Last second legislating... more »


Sine Die Pt. 2 – Will and a Way
In a hallway outside the Senate chambers a little after the Senate closed, myself and a pair... more »


Sine Die Pt. 1 – Harper’s Gamble
“I probably won’t be able to ever get a bill through the Senate again,” said... more »


From the Roundhouse: The Final Countdown
With both the House and Senate home for a quick nap, the fate of many key items is already... more »


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New Mexico (change)

New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.
Offices & Officials

Governor: Susana Martinez
Lieutenant Governor: John Sanchez
Attorney General: Gary King
Secretary of State: Dianna J. Durán