SANTA FE (KRQE) - Gov. Susana Martinez has fired the director of the state Motor Vehicle Division, News 13 has learned.
The Martinez administration hired Keith Perry for the job eight months ago.
On Friday Perry said he was told he was being sacked by because the administration didn't like his management style and that he wasn't fulfilling the agency's goals.
News 13 contacted the governor's office for comment and to ask if the firing had anything to do with the state's program that issues driver's licenses to foreign nationals. The governor's spokespeople have not yet responded.
UPDATE: A spokesman for the governor later described Perry's termination as a general personnel decision not related to the controversy over driver's licenses for foreign nationals.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.