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New Mexico unwavering on film incentives after set fatality

Nov. 23, 2021 20:38 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators expressed nearly unfettered support for state tax incentives to the film industry at a pubic hearing on Tuesday, in the wake of the shooting death last month of a cinematographer from gunfire on the set of a western movie production. ...

New Mexico court stays push for grand juries on COVID steps

Nov. 20, 2021 14:45 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has put on hold several citizen requests that used petition drives to call for convening grand juries to investigate Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's handling of COVID-19. The state high court on Tuesday granted...

New Mexico exports on track to set record in 2021

Nov. 20, 2021 11:08 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico exports are barreling toward an annual record this year, marking a sharp turnaround from last year’s pandemic-induced slowdown. Total state sales worldwide climbed 55% in the first nine months of 2021, from $2.77 billion in the...

Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

Nov. 19, 2021 00:04 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal raid on a household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing uncertainty and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American reservations, as more states roll out legal marketplaces for recreational pot sales. ...

New Mexico governor: Full vaccination means boosters too

Nov. 17, 2021 20:46 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Going a step beyond federal guidance, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday that she believes being fully vaccinated means three shots and she pushed for all adults in her state who are eligible to get their boosters. She made...

Court grants Legislature powers on pandemic relief spending

Nov. 17, 2021 20:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a major rebuke to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, ruling that the Legislature deserves a leading role in how state government spends more than $1 billion in federal pandemic aid. The high court sided...

New Mexico lawmakers pressed to make water a priority

Nov. 17, 2021 19:57 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With a legal battle over management of the Rio Grande before the U.S. Supreme Court and more hot and dry weather in the forecast, New Mexico’s top water official said Wednesday that lawmakers have to provide enough funding to protect one of New Mexico’s most...

New Mexico governor appoints water, infrastructure advisers

Nov. 17, 2021 18:47 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor named three new advisers Wednesday who will help guide policy on water, broadband and other infrastructure projects. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called the announcements a “celebration” of the $1 trillion...

New Mexico governor proposes trimming gross receipts taxes

Nov. 17, 2021 12:38 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday that a statewide cut in gross receipts taxes will be on her agenda when the Legislature meets in January. She made the announcement during an economic development event Wednesday in Albuquerque. The...

New Mexico governor thanks oil and gas, cheers hydrogen plan

Nov. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor is seeking legislation to help jump-start hydrogen production from natural gas in her state, a process that generates harmful greenhouse gases but could one day be harnessed to provide environmental benefits. Gov....