More than $1.25 billion to help cover state and local government expenses tied to the COVID-19 outbreak will be coming to New Mexico from the $2 trillion congressional coronavirus response package, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich said last week.
Details have yet to be released on how some of the funding will be distributed, the senator said in a teleconference after the Senate passed the legislation. But he said part of the $150 billion health care funding called the medical “Marshall Plan” will provide resources for hospitals and other medical facilities in the state.
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján said the state will get its share of the $100 million for national laboratories, which will provide resources for Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory to help with coronavirus research. Part of the funding will protect employment at the labs.