Update 12/10: At the State Canvassing Board meeting to certify the Pacheco-Blaze election, the margin of victory for Pacheco was reduced from 79 to 78.
Update 12/7: The final numbers are in from Sandoval County and Pacheco is the winner by 79 votes.
Here are the numbers by county in the recount:
Pacheco (R) 2,924
Blaze (D) [...]
There will be no coin flip; there doesn’t need to be a drawing from a deck of cards.
Republican incumbent Dr. Terry McMillan broke a tie in the incredibly close race for New Mexico’s House seat in District 37 in the Las Cruces area, winning by eight votes over Democratic challenger Joanne Ferrary in a recount [...]
The good news for New Mexico taxpayers and lawmakers shaping the state’s budget? The December estimate of revenues came out Monday (Dec. 3) and has been revised upward from August by $55 million, with $210 million in “new money.”
The bad news? We’ve got 28 days and counting for Republicans and Democrats in Washington to [...]
Two years ago, Capitol Report New Mexico revealed preliminary numbers showing New Mexico racked up $97.8 million in overpayments in unemployment payments — the third-worst rate in the country.
Last year, preliminary figures indicated New Mexico gave out $104.7 million to people who should not have received payments — again, the third-highest rate in the US.
After six years as New Mexico House Minority Floor Leader, Tom Taylor is out and Don Bratton is in.
“Sometimes you need change,” a Republican House of Representatives member told Capitol Report New Mexico of the meeting of the GOP caucus Monday night (Nov. 26) in Albuquerque.
The House member who spoke on the condition of not [...]
It hasn’t received much attention outside of the town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, but the construction of a student center at New Mexico Highlands University could cost taxpayers of the state $4.8 million more than it should have.
“I believe there is gross malfeasance at every level,” New Mexico Board of Finance member Robert Aragon [...]
One New Mexico state lawmaker says if Illinois goes ahead with a proposal to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants it should make sure Illinois has an accurate database while another has his own suggestion for lawmakers in the Land of Lincoln — don’t do it at all.
Illinois legislators — with some state Republicans joining [...]
The state’s top financial institutions regulator, Cynthia Richards, is worried that small community banks in rural areas of New Mexico could go out of business if the strictest measures of the federal government’s Dodd-Frank legislation and the international banking standard known as Basel III go into effect.
“As the community banks go in New Mexico, so [...]
A newly-elected Democrat to the Roundhouse has apologized for his actions in an Internet video showing him swearing at and giving the middle finger to a volunteer from an opposing candidate on Election Night.
“I regret it,” Phillip Archuleta told Capitol Report New Mexico on Monday (Nov. 19). “I’m not that type of person. I should [...]
Even though a crucial report from the State Auditor’s Office is still pending, the New Mexico Finance Authority appears to be regaining its financial footing after a fake audit plunged the NMFA into a scandal that led to criminal charges, the dismissal of its chief executive officer and jeopardized the state’s bond ratings.
“I do feel [...]