I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
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The New Mexico House passed a bill Tuesday afternoon that would change the retirement fund for state workers who have been working for five years or less. The bill, which failed to pass the House this weekend, was brought back to life by Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque.
The New Mexico House failed to concur on Senate amendment to the controversial immigrant driver’s license bill Tuesday evening, likely setting the table for a conference committee. This could be the death knell for any attempt to bar illegal immigrants from receiving driver’s licenses in this year’s session.
An attempt to “blast” through controversial legislation led to Republicans crying foul and Gov. Susana Martinez and Speaker of the House Ben Luján issuing releases on the controversial end to a long Wednesday session that passed two important bills.
A bill that would revoke drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants was tabled in a House committee on a party-line vote Thursday afternoon. The bill failed on a 5-4 vote in the House Labor and Human Resources Committee.
Hours after two state representatives joined GOP lawmakers to table a major budget bill, the pair changed their votes and the bill moved forward. What happened between two major votes on Feb. 17, the next to last day of the regular session, offers a glimpse into how the New Mexico Legislature operates, especially when rank-and-file lawmakers buck a coalition of power brokers.
Just before the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, House Republicans tried to bring a dead veto override to life. Just as the House was getting ready to adjourn and discuss budget issues in committees, Rep. Paul Bandy, R-Aztec tried…
The House has easily approved the creation of a publicly accessible, online database of financial information from government agencies in New Mexico that would include the names of exempt employees but not classified employees.
Talking, texting and picture-taking while you’re behind the wheel could soon land you a fine–everywhere in New Mexico. A vote of 35-30 sent House Bill 10 on to the Senate and moved the state closer to laws in place…
The first day of the 2010 session ended as it began: with no clear plan to solve New Mexico’s worst budget troubles in decades. If past experience is any guide, the budget negotiations will come fits and starts over the next four weeks, with bouts of frustration interspersed with glimmers of hope.
A bill that would require government agencies in New Mexico to accept requests for public records via e-mail and fax cleared its first hurdle on Tuesday.
While many lawmakers, the governor and attorney general are focusing their ethics reform efforts on high-profile proposals that include creation of a state ethics commission and the enactment of campaign contribution limits, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is taking a different approach this session.