- Panel OKs revamped New Mexico REAL ID bill with fingerprints Updated: Feb-12-16 8:51 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The latest on New Mexico lawmakers' REAL ID debate (all times local):
- New Mexico House GOP, Senate Dems reach deal on bail reform Updated: Feb-12-16 6:36 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico House Republicans and Senate Democrats have reached a compromise on bail reform, with party leaders saying Friday they plan to back a proposal that has received support from judges, defense attorneys, county leaders and prosecutors.
- New Mexico State Police identify officer in fatal shooting Updated: Feb-12-16 6:08 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Authorities have released the name of a Santa Fe police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an armed robbery suspect at a motel last month.
- Flight turns up no new evidence of missing treasure hunter Updated: Feb-12-16 5:01 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Authorities have yet to uncover any new clues to the whereabouts of a Colorado man who went missing in northern New Mexico while looking for a $2 million cache of gold, jewels and artifacts.
- New Mexico lawmakers back campaign finance database Updated: Feb-11-16 9:03 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A proposal to overhaul New Mexico's online clearinghouse for campaign finance information has been approved by the state House of Representatives.
- New Mexico braces for budget crunch linked to oil prices Updated: Feb-11-16 7:42 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The chairman of New Mexico's Senate Finance Committee warned Thursday that the state could be short on revenue by $700 million or more during the current fiscal year because of reduced income from oil and gas production and anemic corporate and sales tax receipts.
- New 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.
- Authorities' pursuit of Amber Alert suspect ends with crash Updated: Feb-09-16 4:54 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An Albuquerque man who police say took his 2-year-old daughter from her mother at gunpoint fled north to Colorado on Tuesday before his vehicle hit troopers' spike strips, rolled over and ejected both him and the toddler, authorities said.
- Court refuses to end lawsuit over fatal police shooting Updated: Feb-09-16 4:13 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A federal appeals court has refused to end a lawsuit stemming from a New Mexico State Police officer's fatal shooting of a Glorieta man.
- The Latest: Colorado troopers chased Amber Alert suspect Updated: Feb-09-16 1:54 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Latest on a reported abduction of a 2-year-old New Mexico girl (all times local):
- 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.
- AG: No pattern of fraud found with 10 nonprofit providers Updated: Feb-08-16 1:45 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Ten nonprofits that had provided behavioral health services to needy New Mexicans were cleared Monday of fraud allegations as part of an investigation by the attorney general's office, but state officials maintain there was still public money that was misspent.
- 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.
- Arizona man killed in New Mexico crash Updated: Feb-06-16 1:58 pm
GALLUP, New Mexico - New Mexico State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred northwest of Gallup.
- 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.
- 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.