- New Mexico Senate backs compromise on immigrant IDs Updated: Feb-13-16 9:31 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Senate approved a bill Saturday that would bring New Mexico driver's licenses into compliance with federal REAL ID requirements.
- New Mexico moves to cut spending to offset oil bust Updated: Feb-13-16 8:45 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The state of New Mexico slashed revenue projections for this year and next by a quarter-billion dollars because of low oil and natural gas prices and took initial steps Saturday toward reducing general fund spending next year.
- Panel OKs revamped New Mexico REAL ID bill with fingerprints Updated: Feb-12-16 8:51 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The latest on New Mexico lawmakers' REAL ID debate (all times local):
- New Mexico House GOP, Senate Dems reach deal on bail reform Updated: Feb-12-16 6:36 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico House Republicans and Senate Democrats have reached a compromise on bail reform, with party leaders saying Friday they plan to back a proposal that has received support from judges, defense attorneys, county leaders and prosecutors.
- New Mexico lawmakers back campaign finance database Updated: Feb-11-16 9:03 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A proposal to overhaul New Mexico's online clearinghouse for campaign finance information has been approved by the state House of Representatives.
- New Mexico House approves police double dipping bill Updated: Feb-10-16 11:31 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's House of Representatives has approved provisions for some retired law enforcement officers to return to work while also receiving pension benefits.
- New Mexico prison guards caution against tougher sentences Updated: Feb-10-16 6:51 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico corrections officers and their union leaders are concerned that a slate of legislative proposals for tougher criminal sentencing could aggravate safety problems at understaffed state prisons.
- New Mexico official blasts EPA over Colorado mine spill Updated: Feb-10-16 2:47 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The head of the New Mexico Environment Department is blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying federal officials are downplaying the long-term effects of the Gold King Mine spill.
- New Mexico House approves ethics commission plan Updated: Feb-09-16 11:56 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico has moved closer than ever to creating an independent ethics commission to keep watch over the conduct of public officials in the wake of a campaign finance scandal that led the resignation and jailing of former Secretary of State Dianna Duran.
- UFC champ Holly Holm too busy to see New Mexico Legislature Updated: Feb-09-16 5:06 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm just can't find time to visit the New Mexico Legislature for a possible memorial in her honor.
- Nation's only unsalaried legislature is well compensated Updated: Feb-08-16 8:08 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers were paid a combined $2.3 million last year for expenses, travel and other costs in what marked a 25 percent increase over the previous comparable legislative session.
- Compensation in 2015 for New Mexico lawmakers Updated: Feb-08-16 7:27 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Here is a list of the compensation received by New Mexico legislators in 2015, according to Department of Finance and Administration records. Lawmakers receive payments for daily expenses, mileage and travel to out-of-state legislative conferences. They are not paid an annual salary.
- Official details storm's lasting effects on dairy industry Updated: Feb-08-16 2:18 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - It could take months to tally the true costs of a winter storm that killed an untold number of livestock and derailed New Mexico's dairy industry, the state's top agriculture official warned lawmakers Monday.
- Bill ending social promotion stalls in New Mexico Senate Updated: Feb-08-16 12:09 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A bill that calls for New Mexico third graders who don't show proficiency in reading to be held back has stalled in a Democratic-controlled Senate committee.
- Bill proposes adding qualifications for sheriff candidatses Updated: Feb-07-16 2:09 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A proposal has been approved by the state Senate's Public Affairs Committee that would increase the necessary qualifications needed to for sheriff in any New Mexico county.
- Committee suggests domestic violence gun law for New Mexico Updated: Feb-06-16 11:03 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers' push this year to crack down on violent crime doesn't include legislation that would strengthen laws to keep firearms from domestic abusers - despite recommendations from a state review team and a trend that has seen other states take such action.
- New Mexico police may get hate-crime protections Updated: Feb-05-16 8:57 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A proposal in to add law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians as protected classes to New Mexico's hate crimes law has been approved by the state House of Representatives.
- Group denounces locked-door meeting of New Mexico lawmakers Updated: Feb-05-16 8:08 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government says a House appropriations committee locked out the public from a meeting on the state budget.
- New Mexico Senate passes version of a 'Kendra's law' Updated: Feb-05-16 5:00 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A year after a similar bill died amid partisan bickering, the New Mexico Senate passed a proposal Friday that would require some state residents with severe mental illness to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment.
- Time running out for capital funding process overhaul Updated: Feb-05-16 12:29 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers say a proposal to change the way funding for dams, roadways and other infrastructure projects is allocated may not be approved because of a lack of time.
- House passes measures to crack down on drunken driving Updated: Feb-05-16 8:18 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The full House has approved a pair of measures meant to crack down on New Mexico's drunken drivers.
- Uber, Lyft bill fixing New Mexico impasse OK'd in committee Updated: Feb-04-16 9:17 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A key House panel has approved a bill aimed at welcoming and regulating ride-booking companies like Uber and Lyft.
- New Mexico lawmakers look to curb opioid addiction Updated: Feb-04-16 8:11 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - With one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation, New Mexico has been working for years to curb what has now been identified by the highest levels of government as a national epidemic.
- Measure supports storing spent nuclear fuel in New Mexico Updated: Feb-04-16 2:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers are considering a pair of nonbinding measures that would signal support for the development of a temporary storage facility to house spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at reactors around the nation.
- Bills race into New Mexico Legislature, fight long odds Updated: Feb-04-16 12:38 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Lawmakers introduced a flurry of bills as the doors swung shut on new legislation at New Mexico's state capitol on Wednesday.