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Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Balderas released the following message for the 4th of July: “As families across New Mexico come together to celebrate our nation’s freedom, we also honor our veterans and military personnel. It is my hope that all New Mexico families stay safe this holiday weekend, and we thank all of our police, firefighters and first responders who are working this holiday weekend to keep us safe.”

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and Mothers Against Drunk Driving New Mexico (MADDNM) are teaming up to urge New Mexicans to plan ahead for 4th of July celebrations and not drive after drinking.

Santa Fe, NM – This morning, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality: “The Supreme Court’s decision is an important step toward greater fairness, dignity and equality under the law.”

Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas today called the current New Mexico energy system dysfunctional, demanding creation of a system that actually delivers affordable clean energy, and energy security to every New Mexico family. Energy security means access, affordability and reliability for all New Mexicans.

Los Alamos, NM - Attorneys from the Office of the Attorney General are traveling throughout New Mexico for the remainder of the year, offering free training sessions on Sunshine Laws designed to help government agencies and municipalities better understand the requirements of the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) and its Open Meetings Act (OMA). The training sessions will be held monthly through the end of the year.

Rio Rancho, NM – Mrs. Julie Benner, widow of Rio Rancho Police Department Officer Gregg ‘Nigel’ Benner, has joined New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas in the Violent Crimes Case Review Team--a comprehensive, solution-based evaluation of breakdowns in New Mexico’s criminal justice system and a strategic opportunity for systemic reforms.

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas sent a letter to Secretary of State Dianna J. Duran making recommendations for increasing transparency and accountability in the campaign finance reporting process.

Albuquerque, NM - The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force of the New Mexico Attorney General’s office served 41 search warrants, arrested 24 alleged predators and rescued two children from internet pornographers during a two-month-long national push to lock up child predators that involved more than 3,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Truth or Consequences, NM - Attorneys from the Office of the Attorney General are traveling throughout New Mexico for the remainder of the year, offering free training sessions on Sunshine Laws designed to help government agencies and municipalities better understand the requirements of the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) and its Open Meetings Act (OMA).

Las Cruces, NM – This afternoon, New Mexico Attorney General Balderas and Third Judicial District Attorney D’Antonio announced a Doña Ana County Grand Jury returned indictments of Aggravated Battery for Richard Garcia and Danny Salcido.

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