2-14 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 4 days

2-13 Legislative Tidbits

Days remaining in session: 5

2-10 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 8

2/9 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 9

2-5 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 13 Drop-out rate A memorial (HM 46) by Rep. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, would require the Public Education Department to examine whether there’s a correlation between 4th and 8th grade reading and math proficiencies and high school drop-out rates. “For many years there has been a […]

2-4 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 14 Finding the missing The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill designed to help locate missing people — both children and adults — faster and more effectively. Senate Bill 55, according to its sponsor, Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, includes a timeline for when missing person […]

2-3 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexcian Days remaining in session: 15

2-2 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 16

Halfway through session, only one bill passed

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican With the halfway point of the legislative session coming Wednesday — and with nearly 500 bills in the hopper — lawmakers have passed only one bill. But a couple of tax increase bills that would raise sales tax for everyone and impose a surtax on upper income […]

Legislative tidbits: Restaurant tax would fund promos

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 21

Legislative tidbits: No more texting while driving

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 27

Legislative tidbits: Bill would limit bills

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 28

Legislative tidbits: Bill would modernize PRC

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 29

Budget takes top billing for Legislative session

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With the state expecting a budget shortfall of at least $600 million for 2010, the priority for the New Mexco Legislature is to fund what’s essential and cut

Attending Legislative session presents challenges

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican For years people trying to attend a session of the state Legislature have complained about the parking situation at the Capitol. There’s finally some good news on that front. Last year the state opened a new $13 million parking structure just west of the Roundhouse with 580 […]

Governor optimistic about cooperation during session

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Many legislative sessions in recent years have been known for the stormy, sometimes rancorous relationship between Gov. Bill Richardson and lawmakers, mainly those in the state Senate. On the threshold of Richardson’s last regular session — his second term expires on Dec. 31 and he legally can’t […]

Ethics advocates hoping to be heard at Legislative session

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican With most of lawmakers’ attention focused on the state budget this session, ethics reform and good government advocates are hoping legislators have time to dedicate to reform. Already, several lawmakers have prefiled ethics bills online while other public officials have outlined what measures they are willing to […]

Press Release: Legislative breakfast postponed

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast set for Friday, December 4, 2009 has been postponed due to

Melrose Bombing Range spared from legislative cuts

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections The $5 million for expansion at the Melrose Bombing Range has escaped cuts in the Legislature. State Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-District 27, said the money is there for now, although he doesn’t know what the governor will propose. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said the project has been around since the […]

Legislative cuts could mean pain for Clovis schools

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Joyce Baker, a part-time instructor at Clovis Community College, talks about the parts of the heart in an anatomy and physiology class at the college. A 1.5 percent cut would equal about $150,000 for the college. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer A 1.5 percent cut in education spending by […]