New Mexico: Government and Higher Education
Government and Higher Education
New Mexico is governed under the constitution of 1912. The legislature has a senate of 42 members and a house of representatives with 70 members. The governor is elected for four years and may be reelected. The state elects two U.S. senators and three representatives and has five electoral votes. New Mexico has been generally Democratic in politics. Currently Democrats control both houses of the legislature and the governship.
The most prominent educational institutions in the state are the Univ. of New Mexico, at Albuquerque; New Mexico State Univ., at Las Cruces; New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, at Socorro, and St. John's College, at Santa Fe.
Sections in this article:
- Modern New Mexico
- The Anglo Influence
- Native Americans and the Spanish
- Government and Higher Education
- Facts and Figures
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