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Author Archives: Deborah Baker / Journal Staff Writer

Democrat Hector Balderas cruised to victory Tuesday over Republican Susan Riedel to become New Mexico’s next attorney general. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Dems lead in 3 of 5 top jobs

Democrat Hector Balderas was elected attorney general on Tuesday and Democrat Tim Keller won the state auditor’s race.

Closed behavioral health provider sues state

SANTA FE – A behavioral health nonprofit in southern New Mexico that went out of business last year after an administration crackdown on Medicaid services providers sued the state on Friday.