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Legislature and New Mexico governor meet halfway on gun control and housing, but paid leave falters

Feb. 15, 2024 22:25 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democrat-led Legislature delivered on a handful of the governor's major priorities in her calls for public safety reforms, gun control, housing construction and the use of incentives to forge new solutions to climate change as lawmakers adjourned their 30-day...

New Mexico's Democrat-led House rejects proposal for paid family and medical leave

Feb. 15, 2024 00:47 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democrat-led House of Representatives narrowly rejected a bill Wednesday that would have guaranteed paid time off for workers to cope with serious illnesses or care for newborns and loved ones, amid concern about companies' opposition in an election year. ...

New Mexico legislators seek cleaner transportation fuels, would follow West Coast's lead

Feb. 14, 2024 10:14 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Legislature has approved a bill aimed at reducing climate-warming pollution from cars and trucks through financial incentives to reward businesses that produce cleaner fuels. The Senate voted 26-15 Tuesday, on a party-line vote with Republicans in...

New Mexico Senate endorses budget bill emphasizing savings during oil sector windfall

Feb. 12, 2024 20:14 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would set aside well over $1 billion to guarantee tuition-free college and sustain government spending in case its oil production bonanza fades in the transition to cleaner energy sources under an annual spending plan endorsed by the state Senate on Monday. ...

New Mexico budget bill would found literacy institute, propel housing construction and conservation

Feb. 10, 2024 19:30 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s strategy for spending and investing a multibillion-dollar annual surplus linked closely to oil production came into sharper focus Saturday, as a legislative panel advanced an annual spending plan toward a Senate floor vote. Legislators are...

New Mexico legislators seek endowment to bolster autonomous tribal education programs

Feb. 08, 2024 20:35 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators would create a unique educational endowment of at least $50 million to help Native American communities create their own student programs, including efforts to teach and preserve Indigenous languages, under a proposal endorsed Thursday by the state...

New Mexico House advances plan to boost annual state spending by 6.5%

Jan. 31, 2024 20:17 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic-led House of Representatives endorsed an annual budget plan Wednesday that would extend — but slow down —- a spending spree linked to a windfall in income from oil production. The House voted 53-16 to send the spending plan to the...

Spring a leak? Google will find it through a new partnership aimed at saving water in New Mexico

Jan. 30, 2024 19:31 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is teaming up with Google to hunt for leaky water pipes using satellite imagery as the drought-stricken state prepares for a future in which growing demand puts more pressure on already dwindling drinking water supplies. State officials made the...

Bill to ban guns at polling places in New Mexico advances with concerns about intimidation

Jan. 30, 2024 18:45 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic-backed bill to ban firearms at polling places and near ballot drop boxes won the endorsement of New Mexico's state Senate in response to concerns about intimidation and fears among poll workers in the runup to the 2024 election. The bill now moves...

Latest federal court order favors right to carry guns in some New Mexico public parks

Jan. 23, 2024 22:28 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge is standing by her decision to block portions of a public health order from New Mexico's governor that would suspend the right to carry firearms in many public parks in the Albuquerque area, with appeals pending before a higher court. ...