- State Supreme Court to review breaking-and-entering case Updated: Nov-27-15 2:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Supreme Court will review the case of a man convicted of breaking-and-entering for placing his hand behind a window screen.
- New Mexico Dem leader unsure on GOP driver's license fix Updated: Nov-26-15 1:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The ranking New Mexico House Democrat says he's not ready to support a GOP-sponsored proposal creating a "two-tier" driver's license system modeled after Utah.
- New Mexico AG: Budget not keeping pace with crime growth Updated: Nov-25-15 4:43 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico faces a public safety crisis and needs resources to respond to everything from police officer shootings to consumer fraud, state Attorney General Hector Balderas said.
- House Democrats push campaign finance reform, ethics board Updated: Nov-24-15 7:12 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - House Democratic leaders on Tuesday rolled out their proposals for reforming New Mexico's scandal-plagued campaign finance reporting system and creating a statewide ethics commission - measures they say would help restore voters' faith in government.
- Roswell lawmaker to reintroduce daylight saving time bill Updated: Nov-22-15 5:00 am
ROSWELL, New Mexico - A New Mexico lawmaker says he plans to reintroduce legislation that would allow the state to maintain the same time all year.
- New Mexico state senator says money taken from her accounts Updated: Nov-19-15 10:22 am
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - New Mexico's highest-ranking state senator has confirmed that money is missing from her Senate and campaign accounts and says personal items have also been taken from her home.
- New Mexico lawmakers warn agencies of belt tightening Updated: Nov-17-15 8:11 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A key legislator warned Tuesday that New Mexico could be headed into another financial storm thanks to growing spending pressures and slumping oil and gas prices that have resulted in weaker revenues.
- Martinez travels to Vegas for governors' conference Updated: Nov-17-15 6:43 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will be in Nevada this week for an annual gathering of Republican governors.
- Appointment to New Mexico Supreme Court creates opening Updated: Nov-17-15 10:42 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The state District Court for Bernalillo County has an opening for a new judge.
- Gov. Martinez: No intention of seeking higher office Updated: Nov-13-15 3:27 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's name has been floated as a potential vice presidential candidate, but the Republican has no intention of throwing her hat into the ring.
- Correction: Speedy Trial Rule story Updated: Nov-12-15 5:48 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - In stories Nov. 11 and Oct. 27 about New Mexico Supreme Court rules aimed at expediting criminal cases, The Associated Press erroneously reported the timing of arraignments. The rules in question call for arraignments within 10 days, not 48 hours.
- State funds for private textbooks ruled unconstitutional Updated: Nov-12-15 5:34 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The state's practice of buying textbooks for private and religious schools is unconstitutional, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- ACLU urges 'smart justice' on New Mexico public safety bills Updated: Nov-11-15 5:01 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is urging state lawmakers to think through various public safety proposals and consider their possible effects on civil rights.
- Court denies petition in New Mexico power plant case Updated: Nov-09-15 7:20 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition that sought to disqualify members of one of the state's most powerful regulatory panels from deciding the future of a coal-fired power plant.
- New Mexico GOP Majority Leader eyes criminal justice changes Updated: Nov-09-15 5:02 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - House Majority Leader Nate Gentry wants state lawmakers to take up new criminal justice measures amid a string of high-profile crimes involving repeat offenders and he is promising to quickly push the bills himself.
- Study finds abandoning Rail Runner too expensive Updated: Nov-05-15 1:40 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - It seems New Mexico is stuck with the Rail Runner Express, as a state Department of Transportation study has found getting rid of the service would be a financial mistake.
- Lawsuit: New Mexico police arrested wrong man for DUI Updated: Nov-04-15 3:13 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico man says state police wrongly arrested him for driving of the influence because a trooper through he was a suspect who had the same name.
- Gov. Martinez travels to Texas for tax symposium Updated: Nov-04-15 5:02 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Gov. Susana Martinez is making a quick trip to Texas to talk about tax reform and economics.
- GOP lawmaker eyes Utah driver's license model for New Mexico Updated: Nov-03-15 6:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A Republican lawmaker who has previously sought to repeal New Mexico's immigrant driver's license law said he will propose a bill next session modeled after one in Utah that allows foreign nationals to have "driving privilege cards."
- REAL ID move puts focus on New Mexico driver's licenses law Updated: Nov-02-15 6:24 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The federal government's decision to deny New Mexico an extension from tougher federal requirements on state driver's licenses is putting New Mexico's ID law back in the public eye.
- Governor: No special session on REAL ID in New Mexico Updated: Nov-02-15 2:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's office says she won't call a special legislative session to fix the state's noncompliance with the federal REAL ID Act.
- New Mexico congressional Dems urge 'two tier' bill passage Updated: Oct-30-15 4:29 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Democratic congressional delegation is urging Gov. Susana Martinez and state lawmakers to pass new legislation to make the state REAL ID compliant.