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  • new storyNew Mexico House approves police double dipping bill 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 11:31 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's House of Representatives has approved provisions for some retired law enforcement officers to return to work while also receiving pension benefits.

  • New Mexico prison guards caution against tougher sentences 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 6:51 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico corrections officers and their union leaders are concerned that a slate of legislative proposals for tougher criminal sentencing could aggravate safety problems at understaffed state prisons.

  • New Mexico official blasts EPA over Colorado mine spill 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 2:47 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The head of the New Mexico Environment Department is blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying federal officials are downplaying the long-term effects of the Gold King Mine spill.

  • New Mexico House approves ethics commission plan 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 11:56 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico has moved closer than ever to creating an independent ethics commission to keep watch over the conduct of public officials in the wake of a campaign finance scandal that led the resignation and jailing of former Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

  • Immigrant licenses at lowest level since 2003 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 1:28 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The number of state driver's licenses issued to immigrants has plunged to its lowest level since New Mexico began granting driving privileges to those living in the country illegally, records show.

  • UFC champ Holly Holm too busy to see New Mexico Legislature 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 5:06 am

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm just can't find time to visit the New Mexico Legislature for a possible memorial in her honor.

  • Nation's only unsalaried legislature is well compensated 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 8:08 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers were paid a combined $2.3 million last year for expenses, travel and other costs in what marked a 25 percent increase over the previous comparable legislative session.

  • Compensation in 2015 for New Mexico lawmakers 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 7:27 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - Here is a list of the compensation received by New Mexico legislators in 2015, according to Department of Finance and Administration records. Lawmakers receive payments for daily expenses, mileage and travel to out-of-state legislative conferences. They are not paid an annual salary.

  • Official details storm's lasting effects on dairy industry 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 2:18 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - It could take months to tally the true costs of a winter storm that killed an untold number of livestock and derailed New Mexico's dairy industry, the state's top agriculture official warned lawmakers Monday.

  • Bill ending social promotion stalls in New Mexico Senate 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 12:09 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - A bill that calls for New Mexico third graders who don't show proficiency in reading to be held back has stalled in a Democratic-controlled Senate committee.

  • Bill proposes adding qualifications for sheriff candidatses 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 2:09 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - A proposal has been approved by the state Senate's Public Affairs Committee that would increase the necessary qualifications needed to for sheriff in any New Mexico county.

  • Committee suggests domestic violence gun law for New Mexico 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:03 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers' push this year to crack down on violent crime doesn't include legislation that would strengthen laws to keep firearms from domestic abusers - despite recommendations from a state review team and a trend that has seen other states take such action.

  • Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 6:38 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.

  • New Mexico police may get hate-crime protections 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 8:57 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - A proposal in to add law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians as protected classes to New Mexico's hate crimes law has been approved by the state House of Representatives.

  • Group denounces locked-door meeting of New Mexico lawmakers 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 8:08 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government says a House appropriations committee locked out the public from a meeting on the state budget.

  • The Latest: New Mexico REAL ID compromise passes 2nd test story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:43 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The latest on New Mexico lawmakers' REAL ID debate (all times local):

  • New Mexico Senate passes version of a 'Kendra's law' 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 5:00 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - A year after a similar bill died amid partisan bickering, the New Mexico Senate passed a proposal Friday that would require some state residents with severe mental illness to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment.

  • New Mexico considers creation of ethics commission 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:58 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico is moving closer than ever toward creating an independent ethics commission to keep watch over the conduct and campaign finances of public officials, lobbyists and state contractors.

  • Time running out for capital funding process overhaul 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:29 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers say a proposal to change the way funding for dams, roadways and other infrastructure projects is allocated may not be approved because of a lack of time.

  • House passes measures to crack down on drunken driving 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 8:18 am

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - The full House has approved a pair of measures meant to crack down on New Mexico's drunken drivers.

  • Uber, Lyft bill fixing New Mexico impasse OK'd in committee 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 9:17 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - A key House panel has approved a bill aimed at welcoming and regulating ride-booking companies like Uber and Lyft.

  • New Mexico lawmakers look to curb opioid addiction 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 8:11 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - With one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation, New Mexico has been working for years to curb what has now been identified by the highest levels of government as a national epidemic.

  • Measure supports storing spent nuclear fuel in New Mexico 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:08 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers are considering a pair of nonbinding measures that would signal support for the development of a temporary storage facility to house spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at reactors around the nation.

  • Bills race into New Mexico Legislature, fight long odds 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 12:38 am

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - Lawmakers introduced a flurry of bills as the doors swung shut on new legislation at New Mexico's state capitol on Wednesday.

  • New Mexico Senate panel OKs measure for teacher raises 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 1:54 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico teachers and some administrators at various levels would see minimum salaries increase under a pared-down proposal that cleared a Senate committee Wednesday despite objections about the push being an unfunded mandate.