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Santa Fe, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement in response to the Public Regulation Commission’s refusal to study the costs and benefits of solar and wind energy in New Mexico.

Carlsbad, NM - The Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas has secured a second degree murder conviction in the shooting death of Brandy Capps. Today, a Carlsbad jury found Dallas Hnulik guilty of murdering Ms. Capps, age 32, who was found dead in her vehicle five years ago.

Albuquerque, NM - Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the creation of the Fraud Recovery Strike Force - a unit in his office charged with aggressively investigating and pursuing litigation to protect New Mexico consumers, New Mexico taxpayers, and to recover public funds.

Las Cruces, NM – Joining a bipartisan effort to ensure that New Mexico keeps its authority to enforce and enact data breach and data security laws, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas today signed onto a letter to the U.S. Congress that emphasized maintaining states’ rights and rejecting any efforts to allow federal preemption of state legislation.

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.

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