2019All Elected Spotlights

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Grade: A

The defining feature of the 2019 legislative session was the presence and influence of new Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. The short version is this: over her first 100 days, Governor Lujan Grisham has governed the way that she campaigned – energetic, full of ideas and not afraid to push the…
May 23, 2019
2019All Quick Hits

Quick Hits: Highlights from the 2019 Session

While the Oil Conservation Division (OCD) administrative penalties bill, Senate Bill 186, did not pass, the administrative penalties provision at the heart of the bill was incorporated into another bill, House Bill 546. House Bill 546 was initially a bill designed to clearly assign liability and rulemaking authority around the…
May 21, 2019
2019All Issue Spotlights

Issue Spotlight:
The Energy Transition Act

In the 2019 legislative session, New Mexico passed landmark climate legislation in the Energy Transition Act (ETA, Senate Bill 489). The bill was supported by a broad coalition composed of labor groups, community advocacy organizations, rural electric co-ops,utilities and environmental groups like CVNM. Its passage and signature by the Governor…
May 21, 2019