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Two Of Three Nominees For Financial Manager Of The Year Are From State Auditor’s Office

on June 15, 2017 - 6:31am
Nominees for the Financial Manager of the Year Award with State Auditor Tim Keller and AGA’s President Vince Lithgow and President-Elect Wanda Gonzales. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Two of the three nominees for the Financial Manager of the Year Award of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) are from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA).
 
Shannon Sanders, an Audit Manager at OSA, is nominated for her hard work and dedication to helping government work better throughout New Mexico.

Zinke Announces New Mexico Will Receive $21,574,904 Share Of Billion-Dollar National Distribution

on June 15, 2017 - 6:20am
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
 
INTERIOR DEPARTMENT News:
 
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced $1.1 billion in annual funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts.
 
New Mexico will receive a total of $21,574,904, including $6,107,387 in Sport Fish Restoration program funds and $15,467,517 in Wildlife Restoration program funds.
 
The announcement was made during day one of a four-day trip across the Northeast, where the Secretary met with state

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Announces Distribution Of $1.1 Billion To State Wildlife Agencies

on June 14, 2017 - 9:40am
INTERIOR DEPARTMENT News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Tuesday announced $1.1 billion in annual funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts.
 
State-by-state listings of the final Fiscal year 2017 apportionments of Wildlife Restoration Program fund can be found here and the Sport Fish Restoration Program fund here.
 
The announcement was made during day one of a four-day trip across the Northeast where Secretary Zinke met with New Hampshire

County Councilors At Farmer's Market Thursday

on June 13, 2017 - 7:06pm

COUNTY News:

Two Los Alamos County Councilors will be at the Farmer’s Market 9-11 a.m. Thursday.

Market-goers are welcome to stop by their tent to ask questions, share kudos or voice concerns.

U.S. Rep. Luján On Attorney General’s Testimony Before Senate Intelligence Committee

on June 13, 2017 - 6:36pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

From the Desk of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Session testified in open session before the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier today:

“I would have to give today’s testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions a ‘D.’ In fact, several of them. All we saw today from the Attorney General was Dodging, Denials and Dismissals.

“It is a sad day when our country’s chief law enforcement official refuses to answer basic questions, wraps himself in obscure, unwritten DOJ

Rick Miera Runs For Lt. Governor Of New Mexico

on June 13, 2017 - 2:22pm
Rick Miera, candidate for Lt. Governor Of New Mexico

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, former New Mexico State Rep. Rick Miera is officially announcing his candidacy for Lt. Governor, saying because he believes now is the time to have bold and responsive leadership in state government that will invest in the futures of all New Mexicans.

Miera brings a wide range of every day and legislative experience with him on the campaign trail including 40 years as a therapist, drug counselor, behavioral health advocate, and education champion.

“I am running for Lt.

Rep. Garcia Richard Receives Bipartisanship Award

on June 13, 2017 - 12:47pm

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard

By NEW MEXICO FIRST:

In a ceremony held at the Hispano Cultural Center Wednesday, hosted by New Mexico First, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard was awarded the Spirit of Bipartisanship Award for "Excellence in Education", recognizing her legislative efforts in reaching bipartisan compromise and agreement.

New Mexico First, a public policy organization founded by New Mexico's former U.S.

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