- 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.
- Authorities' pursuit of Amber Alert suspect ends with crash Updated: Feb-09-16 4:54 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An Albuquerque man who police say took his 2-year-old daughter from her mother at gunpoint fled north to Colorado on Tuesday before his vehicle hit troopers' spike strips, rolled over and ejected both him and the toddler, authorities said.
- Court refuses to end lawsuit over fatal police shooting Updated: Feb-09-16 4:13 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A federal appeals court has refused to end a lawsuit stemming from a New Mexico State Police officer's fatal shooting of a Glorieta man.
- The Latest: Colorado troopers chased Amber Alert suspect Updated: Feb-09-16 1:54 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Latest on a reported abduction of a 2-year-old New Mexico girl (all times local):
- Immigrant licenses at lowest level since 2003 Updated: Feb-09-16 1:28 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The number of state driver's licenses issued to immigrants has plunged to its lowest level since New Mexico began granting driving privileges to those living in the country illegally, records show.
- 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.
- AG: No pattern of fraud found with 10 nonprofit providers Updated: Feb-08-16 1:45 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Ten nonprofits that had provided behavioral health services to needy New Mexicans were cleared Monday of fraud allegations as part of an investigation by the attorney general's office, but state officials maintain there was still public money that was misspent.
- 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.
- Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature Updated: Feb-06-16 6:38 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.
- Arizona man killed in New Mexico crash Updated: Feb-06-16 1:58 pm
GALLUP, New Mexico - New Mexico State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred northwest of Gallup.
- 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.
- The Latest: New Mexico REAL ID compromise passes 2nd test Updated: Feb-05-16 6:43 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The latest on New Mexico lawmakers' REAL ID debate (all times local):
- 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.
- New Mexico considers creation of ethics commission Updated: Feb-05-16 12:58 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico is moving closer than ever toward creating an independent ethics commission to keep watch over the conduct and campaign finances of public officials, lobbyists and state contractors.
- 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.