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Journal Poll: Ronchetti enjoys big lead over GOP rivals in governor's race

Strong name recognition puts ex-meteorologist at top of primary pack → Read More

Officials pause prescribed burns

Smoke from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire rises to join with clouds northeast of the village of Llano, near Penasco, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal Officials put a 90-day pause on prescribed burns across the country on Friday as crews continue to fight a massive blaze – partially started as a prescribed burn – that has… → Read More

MLG meets with federal officials on wildfires, will proceed with wedding plans

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will proceed with her Washington D.C. wedding plans this weekend, but has turned the visit to the nation’s capital into a business trip — with nuptials tacked on — with wildfires burning across New Mexico. The Democratic governor will get married to longtime fiancé Manuel Cordova in a […] → Read More

Dem state auditor hopefuls spar over ethics, experience

Contrasts and conflicts may help voters to make up their minds → Read More

Maharg touts faith, family roots in bid to lead NM

Longshot GOP hopeful has made abortion centerpiece of campaign → Read More

Governor appoints former U.S. Navy officer to state Cabinet post

SANTA FE — With wildfires continuing to rage across New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday appointed a former U.S. Navy officer to run the state agency tasked with responding to natural disasters. David Dye took over the reins of the state Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department immediately, though his appointment is subject […] → Read More

Zanetti leaning on military lessons in governor's race

NM should pursue both high-, low-tech solutions to economic challenges, says GOP hopeful → Read More

Ronchetti embraces outsider label in GOP primary

He has significantly outraised his four rivals for this year's nomination → Read More

NM on track for another big budget surplus

Employment, costs increase boost income tax collection → Read More

NM governor candidates split on releasing tax returns

Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal SANTA FE – Four of the seven candidates running for governor this year have voluntarily released their tax returns for the last two years, though some candidates only provided partial returns or summaries of their taxes. The Journal asked all candidates who have qualified for the June 7 primary election ballot to release their tax returns, in order to provide… → Read More

Lujan Grisham reports $3.7M in cash on hand

Campaign account balance doubles any GOP challenger's → Read More

New PAC making a splash with election-related spending

Group raised $65,500 to target Democratic races in NM's primary elections → Read More

National groups set to hit NM airwaves as gubernatorial race heats up

RGA targeting Lujan Grisham in campaign airing on TV this week → Read More

Dow highlights Ronchetti's past Trump remarks in new TV ad

SANTA FE — The Republican primary in New Mexico’s governor race has taken a pugnacious turn. With absentee voting set to begin in just two weeks, GOP candidate Rebecca Dow launched a television ad this week that calls rival Mark Ronchetti’s conservative credentials into question, saying Ronchetti “pretends he’s a Trump Republican.” The ad also […] → Read More

Governor asks for more federal resources as wildfires burn across NM

SANTA FE — With fires still burning across New Mexico despite several days of cooler temperatures, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday issued an emergency fire order calling on city and county leaders to enact local fireworks bans. The governor, who met with residents at a Las Vegas shelter who had left their homes in […] → Read More

Governor says state's chief focus is on saving lives

Ferocious winds on Friday created 'unprecedented' fire conditions in NM → Read More

State employees get 3% salary increase

An additional 4% rise will kick in from July; total boost ups average annual pay by $3,700 → Read More

US education secretary cites pandemic health impacts

Official visits with students in Santa Fe and Jemez Pueblo → Read More

Back in NM, U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján 'feeling strong' after stroke recovery

SANTA FE — Less than three months after suffering a serious stroke, Sen. Ben Ray Luján said Thursday he was almost “fully recovered” and indicated he has no plans to step down from the U.S. Senate. During a tour of Santa Fe High School with U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, Luján appeared to be in […] → Read More

Lujan Grisham to marry longtime fiancé Manuel Cordova next month

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is finally tying the knot with longtime fiancé Manuel Cordova. The governor and Cordova will get married on May 21 in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris set to officiate the ceremony, a spokesman for the governor said Tuesday. The couple will then hold a celebration […] → Read More