The New Mexico Legislature passed a $330 million COVID-19 relief bill during a special session on Tuesday.
New Mexico’s unemployed workers will receive a one-time $1,200 payment next month, following authorization of the legislature’s COVID-19 relief bill by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Grisham, who called for the special session, spoke about the need to get funds out to New Mexicans as soon as possible.
“We spent the last several days working with legislators, both chambers, both sides of the aisle, to work on those details,” Grisham said. “And it's a tough time to ask legislators, as they're trying to be, and they are, effective local leaders—getting their counties ready, their cities and communities, families, but we want to get this relief out to New Mexicans. They need unemployment. They need housing assistance and businesses need grants.”