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Republican lawmakers including House Republican minority leader James Townsend of Artesia, top center, consult with the lead attorney for the legislature, Legislative Council Service Director Raúl Burciaga, bottom left, as tensions flare between Republicans and Democrats on procedural maneuvers on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. The Legislature approved a $7.6 billion budget in the final hours of a 30-day legislative session that also included pension reforms, new college scholarships, stricter oversight of tobacco sales, new investments in early childhood education and incentives for rooftop solar. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

New Mexico lawmakers reach budget deal as tense session ends

Feb. 20, 2020 9:47 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators forged a budget agreement Thursday that increases annual spending on government programs and school districts by more than a half-billion dollars, with new investments in early childhood education and college scholarships in a state afflicted by high rates of...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: Sanders: Democrat with most delegates should win

Feb. 19, 2020 11:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest on the 2020 presidential campaign and Democratic debat e (all times local): 8 p.m. Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate on the debate stage who thinks the candidate with the most delegates should win the party’s presidential nomination even if he or she doesn't...

New Mexico Democratic Senate Majority Whip Mimi Stewart, left, and Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, D-Albuquerque, speak before a committee meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the New Mexico Statehouse in Santa Fe, N.M. State lawmakers are racing through the final days of a 30-day Legislative session, which ends Thursday. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

New Mexico state Senate approves 8% spending increase

Feb. 19, 2020 8:34 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democrat-led Legislature is haggling over annual spending priorities while racing to lock in significant policy initiatives on public safety, education funding, tobacco regulation, and incentives for infrastructure investments, as a 30-day annual legislative session winds...

This April 11, 2015, photo provided by EcoFlight shows the White Mesa Uranium Mill near Blanding in southeastern Utah. The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to build up a U.S. uranium stockpile, saying it wants to break an over-reliance on foreign uranium that undermines U.S. energy security. The White Mesa facility is one of the sites where production could be ramped up under the proposal. (Dom Smith/EcoFlight via AP)

Trump's $1.5B uranium bailout triggers rush of mining plans

Feb. 14, 2020 11:20 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's $1.5 billion proposal to prop up the country's nuclear fuel industry has emboldened at least one company to take steps toward boosting operations at dormant uranium mines around the West, including outside Grand Canyon National Park. The company, Canada-based...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko talk during their meeting in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting the leader of Belarus for another round of talks on closer integration amid mounting Russian economic pressure on its ex-Soviet ally. (Andrei Stasevich/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Putin hosts Belarus leader for talks amid economic pressure

Feb. 7, 2020 2:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted the leader of Belarus on Friday for another round of difficult talks on closer integration amid Moscow's mounting economic pressure on its ex-Soviet ally. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has accused the Kremlin of flouting Russian commitments...

Governor plans to veto natural gas manufacturing tax credit

Feb. 5, 2020 4:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will veto a bill that would provide millions in tax breaks for new construction of facilities that use natural gas extracted in the state to produce fertilizer and other chemicals, his spokesman said Wednesday. The bill, which passed both legislative...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko speaks to journalists as he visits the Dobrush Paper Factory in Dobrush, Belarus, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Lukashenko boasted about Belarus' warmer ties with the United States as he prepared to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for another round of difficult economic talks. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow

Feb. 4, 2020 7:01 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus boasted Tuesday about warming ties with the United States as his officials discussed alternative energy imports as part of efforts to win concessions from Russia. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has prodded his main ally and sponsor, Russia, to continue...

In this Sunday, Jan. 28, 2020 photo, Ibrahim Elbadawi, Sudan's interim minister of finance, speaks in an interview in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan is moving forward with an ambitious economic plan that will slash subsidies and replace them with direct cash payments to the poor, Elbadawi said. (AP Photo)

Sudan to tackle fuel subsidies as economy hangs on the edge

Jan. 29, 2020 6:41 AM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan hopes to cut fuel subsidies over the course of 18 months, starting as early as March, and replace them with direct cash payments to the poor, the country’s finance minister said, laying out a timetable for sweeping economic reforms sought by international lenders. The...

Wind farm projects lining up in hills around Montana town

Jan. 20, 2020 11:22 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In the hills around Rapelje, where jackrabbits far outnumber people, there’s a renewable energy powerhouse in the making. Wind farms, four of them in various stages of development, promise to deliver up to 480 megawatts of capacity just as planned coal power plant retirements...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019 file photo New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her State of the State address during the opening of the New Mexico legislative session at the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. New Mexico Democrats pushed forward a progressive agenda as the booming oil industry made headlines in 2019 with record revenues for the state's coffers. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz,File)

New Mexico governor announces ambitious legislative agenda

Jan. 15, 2020 5:12 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced an ambitious legislative agenda that includes initiatives for tuition-free college, legalization of recreational cannabis and public safety reforms that respond to mass shootings and terrorism, in a news release Wednesday. The...