In The News


Mar 31, 2021

New Mexico Legislature approves cannabis legalization

However, the House unanimously adopted amendments by Rep. Joshua Hernandez, R-Rio Rancho, adding a municipal police chief to the cannabis advisory board and providing for a four-year study of fiscal


Mar 17, 2021

Gov. signs bill allowing alcohol delivery, reducing license fees and lifting Sunday restrictions

The bill lifts the restrictions on alcohol sales that had been imposed solely on Sundays and prohibits the sale of miniature bottles of liquor for off-site consumption. The bill was


Mar 13, 2021

Editorial: Lawmakers, please get these good bills to the governor’s desk

Damage to Property by Theft, Reps. Meredith Dixon, Antonio Maestas, and Natalie Figuero, all D-Albuquerque, and Reps. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque, and Joshua Hernandez, R-Rio Rancho. A bipartisan and overdue effort


Mar 9, 2021

Lawmakers OK sweeping overhaul of NM liquor laws

The measure is sponsored by a mix of Democrats and Republicans – Ivey-Soto and Reps. Maestas and Dayan Hochman-Vigil, all Albuquerque Democrats, and House Minority Whip Rod Montoya of Farmington


Mar 1, 2021

Gov. Lujan Grisham Applauds Economic Security Measures

The bill also amends the Liquor Control Act to provide for alcohol home delivery of 25 ounces of wine and 62 ounces of beer with food orders for retailers, craft


Feb 5, 2021

House committee tables bill that would cap rate increases as renewable requirements rise

Renewable Energy Standards and Rate Increases, or House Bill 176, was tabled in its first committee on a party-line vote. This bill was sponsored by three San Juan County legislators —


Jan 8, 2021

Lawmakers want kids in classroom

Rookie Rep. Josh Hernandez agreed, saying, “Our priority needs to be to get our kids back in the classroom,” but do it safely.


Oct 14, 2020

2020 General Election: N.M. House of Representatives, District 60

I am a big supporter of our First Responders an I will not support defunding our law enforcement. These courageous men and women put their lives on the line every


Aug 28, 2020

Hernandez picked to replace Lewis

A Rio Ranchoan active in the community is filling the state House of Representatives seat vacated by Tim Lewis. The Republican Sandoval County Central Committee in early August elected Joshua