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SANTA FE – After spending much of the past year trying to fill vacant positions across New Mexico state government, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration is now putting hiring on ice.
With the state facing an increasingly dire budget situation due to the coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices, Lujan Grisham said during a Wednesday news conference that a state government hiring freeze will be enacted, with a few exceptions for critical positions.
“That’s the responsible thing to do,” the governor said.