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Attorney General Announces Free Trainings To Students

on April 17, 2015 - 10:16am

Attorney General Hector Balderas


  • Trainings offered with the intention of teaching New Mexico students how to be financially responsible

SANTA FE – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the launch of a new financial literacy program, Your Financial Well-Being.

The program, created with New Mexico high school and college students in mind, will help students build a strong foundation and understanding of how to be fiscally savvy.

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Responds To WIPP Accident Investigation Board Report

on April 17, 2015 - 8:29am


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce and Ben Ray Luján issued the following joint statement on the report by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Accident Investigation Board, analyzing the direct cause of the of the Feb. 14, 2014, radiological incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP): 

"According to today's report, a series of critical failures of leadership at every level led to the very serious accident and release that put numerous New Mexicans at risk, shuttered WIPP for over a year, and have

Luján Addresses Holocaust Remembrance Day

on April 16, 2015 - 11:46am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“More than 70 years ago, millions of Jews were persecuted, imprisoned, and millions more were murdered because of their faith, heritage, and identity. To this very day, the terrible atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis shock the conscience of humanity.

VIDEO: Heinrich Advocates Tech Transfer Legislation, ‎Labs’ Role In Monitoring Iran’s Nuclear Program

on April 16, 2015 - 10:04am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces hearing, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. advocated for legislation he sponsored to encourage technology transfer and highlighted the national laboratories' role in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for Iran's Nuclear Program.

At the hearing with leadership from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Senator Heinrich highlighted the Microlab Technology Commercialization Act, a bill he introduced with

Los Alamos County Lobbyist Scott Scanland Briefs Council On 2015 Legislative Session

on April 14, 2015 - 8:07pm
Los Alamos County Lobbyist Scott Scanland briefs Council on the 2015 Legislative Session. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover joins County Lobbyist Scott Scanland to answer procedural questions related to the clerk's office, during this evening's meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
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Los Alamos County Lobbyist Scott Scanland provided an overview of the 2015 Legislative Session during this evening's Council meeting in Council Chambers.
Scanland spoke about various bills that did not pass or were vetoed by the

Luján: Equal Pay Day Reminds Us Of Importance Of Paycheck Fairness Act

on April 14, 2015 - 11:11am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District marked Equal Pay Day today, which symbolizes when, more than three months into 2015, women’s wages will finally catch up to what men earned last year. 

On average, women earn 78 cents for every dollar that a man earns. Luján has co-sponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would provide effective solutions and protections for women who are not being paid equal wages for doing equal work.

“The pay gap between men and women doesn’t just impact hard-working women – it

Heinrich Joins Migratory Bird Conservation Commission

on April 14, 2015 - 9:33am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich meeting Monday with A. Eric Alvarez, the Secretary to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, in his Washington, D.C. office. Courtesy photo


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. has been appointed to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission.

The Commission, currently chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and includes members of Congress and cabinet secretaries, was established in 1929 by the passage of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act.

Tourism Secretary Discusses New Mexico True

on April 14, 2015 - 8:02am

New Mexico Tourism Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham discusses the New Mexico True campaign Thursday at the Convento in Española. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

An example of a Los Alamos landscape ad, bottom left, and a new 'action' ad designed for the New Mexico True campaign. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


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Sharing her passion and garnering support for the New Mexico True campaign, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham is paying visits to Northern New Mexico communities including Española last week and Los Alamos this