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Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general urging Congress to advance legislation allowing states with legalized medical or recreational marijuana (cannabis) to bring that commerce into the banking system. Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to marijuana businesses, even in states where those businesses are regulated.

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition of 22 Attorneys General in filing a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s illegal rollback of net neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, formally commencing the lawsuit against the FCC and the federal government.

Albuquerque, NM – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the following statement regarding the Court’s decision to block President Trump from ending DACA:

Santa Fe, NM - Joining a coalition of 19 states and municipalities, Attorney General Hector Balderas today submitted a 30-page comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on due process violations, lack of fairness, and ethical lapses that arise from Administrator Scott Pruitt’s involvement in the proposed rulemaking to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP is a strong, effective, and science-based policy that would significantly reduce carbon pollution from power plants, the country's largest stationary source of climate-damaging pollution.

Albuquerque, NM - As 2018 begins, Attorney General Hector Balderas is warning consumers against weight loss scams targeting New Mexicans for their New Year’s resolutions. Scammers often take advantage of the fact that many New Mexicans make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight by advertising pills, regimes, diets, and exercise machines that promise miraculous and unrealistic results. Almost without exception, these promises are at best misleading, and at worst completely false.

Albuquerque, NM – In collaboration with the solar, energy and housing industries, consumer protection groups and regulators, Attorney General Hector Balderas released today the Distributed Generation Disclosure Statement. This form is designed in an easily understood and visually distinct manner to help consumers understand the important terms of a solar power system purchase, lease or power purchase agreement.

Farmington, NM – This afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division affirming Luis Ramon Ramirez’s murder, conspiracy to commit murder, child abuse and other convictions for a 2013 shooting in the parking lot of the Animas Valley Mall.

Clovis, NM – The New Mexico Office of Attorney General and Western Mortgage, a Clovis New Mexico business, have agreed to resolve a dispute regarding Western Mortgage’s past mortgage origination.

Albuquerque, NM – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas launched a new ad campaign targeting New Mexico teenagers and parents with children under eighteen in an effort to combat sexual predators.

Farmington, NM – This afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division affirming Alejandro Ramirez’s murder, child abuse by endangerment and other convictions for a 2013 shooting in the parking lot of the Animas Valley Mall...

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Distributed Generation Disclosure Statement

Supreme Court Brief to Require Out-of-State & Online Retailers to Pay State & Local Taxes in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM – This afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert in response to a new scam hitting New Mexico that threatens a ‘criminal lawsuit’ by the IRS if the caller’s message is not returned. The digitized voice in the recording claims to be Officer Edward Jonathon calling from the legal department of the Internal Revenue Service and leaves a call back number along with his threats.


Albuquerque, NM – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a scam alert regarding phone recordings threatening New Mexicans with federal enforcement action by the U. S. Treasury and appearances before a grand jury or federal magistrate judge. The scam recording tells New Mexicans they must call various phone numbers with out of state area codes. Scams like this one are flooding New Mexico and since May 2, 2016, nearly 700 reports have been made...