Progressive candidates win big in NM across the ballot, defeat GOP PAC $ at every level!

Yesterday’s primary voting has wrapped up and we now have a clear vision of which candidates will be on the November ballots. Progressives gained at least two seats against less ideal incumbents and statewide turned out to support candidates in high numbers. While there were quite a few races available to voters from the three major parties to vote in statewide, we’ll only be featuring those races with contested primaries. For a complete look at every race from yesterday, click here:

Let’s get right down to it! Governor

For the Democrats, Michelle Lujan Grisham won with 66% of the vote statewide.

Commissioner of Public Lands race presents some broad differences in future of the SLO

ProgressNow New Mexico will be looking at some top-level races more in-depth over the next few weeks to bring our perspective to the key races we’re expecting to see in New Mexico this year. New Mexico is in the national spotlight as one of the “most likely to flip” states in terms of our governor’s race. Our series will focus on the offices that New Mexicans can vote for statewide. This is the fourth piece in our series. The New Mexico State Land Office (SLO) is first and foremost charged with managing the vast amounts of land within our state’s borders, managing leases and sales to entities who use the land, and collecting monies from those sales and leases to fund education in the state.

For Dems, Lt. Governor race is still a toss-up, but GOP and Libs are locked in

ProgressNow New Mexico will be looking at some top-level races more in-depth over the next few weeks to bring our perspective to the key races we’re expecting to see in New Mexico this year. New Mexico is in the national spotlight as one of the “most likely to flip” states in terms of our governor’s race. Our series will focus on the offices that New Mexicans can vote for statewide. This is the third piece in our series. The position of Lt. Governor can seem pretty inglorious compared to other statewide positions with specific duties as Secretary of State or Attorney General.

Republicans attack abortion… again

As New Mexicans, we understand the value of respect – which is why we respect women to make their own decisions. Personal decisions about abortion need to remain with New Mexican women, their families, and their medical providers.

[UPDATED] All of the Senior, Tribal and Higher Education programs NM Republicans want to cut in the final minutes of the session

After spending a year to review the state’s most “critical needs,” Democrats and Republicans agreed to a capital outlay program to direct taxpayer money to fund the state’s most critical infrastructure needs, including senior centers that provide food and programs for seniors, tribal funds that provide for infrastructure and critical funding for local community college programs that train local workers in locally needed job skills. At the last minute, Republicans in the Ways and Means Committee surprised everyone by pulling a funding movida. Republicans voted in bloc to remove $8.6M from senior programs, $11M from community college programs, then borrow $45M on the state’s credit card to pay for road programs that fulfill the Governor’s campaign promises. According to an analysis by the House Democratic caucus, here are the programs Republicans fought in committee and on the floor to cut:

Statewide Program Cuts to Capital Outlay
Use the + / – buttons in the bottom right corner to zoom. Click an icon to see the program and cut in each community.