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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Republican U.S. House hopeful Yvette Herrell of New Mexico waits for a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. A March 2016 email from Herrell asked fellow Republican state legislators if they were interested in supporting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for president and if they would like to sign an attached endorsement card. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

New Mexico oil group, GOP House hopeful condemn candidate ad

Feb. 25, 2020 10:46 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A radio ad from a New Mexico GOP House candidate suggesting that her Republican oil executive opponent endorses “New Green Deal” policies pushed by liberal Democratic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is drawing strong condemnation. The ad paid by Yvette...

New Mexico groups to get $9.4M in public housing grants

Feb. 19, 2020 12:04 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than two dozen organizations around New Mexico will share $9.4 million in grant funding to improve public housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the funding Tuesday, saying more than $2.7 billion was awarded nationally. The grants can be used...

FILE - In a Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 file photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez participates in a panel discussion during the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Las Vegas. State and local prosecutors are reviewing the results of a special audit about secretive financial settlements under the past administration of Martinez that were used to resolve human rights complaints and other legal claims against public officials. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens, File)

Legislature approves reforms involving state settlements

Feb. 17, 2020 10:59 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is moving toward easing restrictions on the release of information on financial settlements involving state officials and payouts to whistleblowers. A bill was on its way to the governor's desk Monday that would eliminate a 180-day waiting period for the disclosure of...

Santa Fe officials want daily flights to LA amid film boom

Feb. 16, 2020 10:35 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Economic development officials are seeking the return of daily flights between Santa Fe and Los Angeles to support the ongoing growth of film production in New Mexico's capital city. Officials said such flights would have a significant impact on the economy of northern New Mexico, the...

Judge approves penal reform settlement in New Mexico

Feb. 15, 2020 1:44 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has given final approval to a settlement ending a 40-year-old civil case that forced significant penal reforms in New Mexico. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kirtan Khalsa approved Friday an agreement that would end the Duran Consent Decree if the state complies with certain...

New Mexico House speaker recuses himself on marijuana bill

Feb. 14, 2020 10:46 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A top-ranked Democratic legislator who represents New Mexico's largest medical marijuana dispenser as a private attorney is recusing himself from activity on a bill regarding state residency rules for cannabis patients. Attorney and Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf of Santa Fe...

In this undated photo provided by Claire Chase for Congress, Claire Chase, a Republican candidate for U.S. House in southern New Mexico, shoots at a

GOP candidate shoots red flag to oppose New Mexico bill

Feb. 14, 2020 12:06 AM EST

CAPROCK, N.M. (AP) — A Republican U.S. House candidate in southern New Mexico has released an ad with her shooting a “red flag” to protest a state gun control proposal. Claire Chase on Thursday unveiled the online video where she challenges “Santa Fe liberals” to come and take...

Storm causes school closures, delayed openings in New Mexico

Feb. 11, 2020 9:27 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A storm dropping snow and forming ice caused hazardous driving conditions across much of New Mexico Tuesday, resulting in school closures in some areas and delays of openings in others. Public schools were closed in Santa Fe and in the eastern mountain portion of Albuquerque's...

New Mexico bill offers electric vehicle purchase tax credit

Feb. 6, 2020 2:40 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would provide an income tax credit of up to $5,000 to offset the purchase of new plug-in electric vehicles as part of a proposal that cleared is first legislative hurdle on Monday. A Senate panel on corporate affairs endorsed a bill Monday that would allow up to $10 million...

FILE - In a Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 file photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez participates in a panel discussion during the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Las Vegas. State and local prosecutors are reviewing the results of a special audit about secretive financial settlements under the past administration of Martinez that were used to resolve human rights complaints and other legal claims against public officials. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens, File)

New Mexico prosecutors review secretive state settlements

Feb. 5, 2020 11:43 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State and local prosecutors are reviewing the results of a special audit about secretive financial settlements under the past administration of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez that were used to resolve human rights complaints and other legal claims against public officials. State...