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Governor Pushes Legal Protection and Loan Repayment Program for Child Abuse Workers

Proposals Seek to Better Protect and Retain Frontline Employees who Serve Children and Families Albuquerque — Today Governor Susana Martinez announced two key initiatives to support Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) caseworkers who investigate child abuse and work with families in crisis. Governor Martinez says she supports legislation to establish specific legal protections for caseworkers from assault and battery, and a separate proposal that establishes a loan repayment program. CYFD Cabinet Secretary-designate Monique Jacobson joined Governor Martinez for the announcement.

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ROAD ADVISORY UPDATE: Lane Closure – East of Las Cruces

I-10 eastbound at mile post 147-149 the driving right lane is now OPEN. Vehicle has been removed and traffic is moving freely.

ROAD ADVISORY: Lane Closure – East of Las Cruces

I-10 eastbound at mile post 147-149 the driving right lane is closed due to a vehicle fire. State police is on scene, traffic is moving slowly, expect delays. Please reduce speed and use extreme caution in this area.

Bill would legalize alcohol deliveries

Wine, beer could be ordered with $20 worth of food
SANTA FE, N.M. —New Mexico residents may soon be able to get beer and wine delivered to their homes, if ordering more than $20 worth of food.

Arizona may soon compete with NM’s film industry

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- New Mexico could see more competition when it comes to the film industry. Arizona’s legislature is entertaining a bill that would offer incentives to film productions. They are the same type of incentives that put New Mexico on the map.

Horse slaughter ban fails in New Mexico

The New Mexico legislature has effectively killed the latest attempts to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption, while litigation over a proposed meat processing plant continues.

New Mexico solitary confinement reform bill passes panel

A bill aimed at protecting minors and mentally ill inmates passed its first hurdle in a House panel Tuesday, days after a heated exchange erupted between two legislators who argued about the proposed law.

Southeastern New Mexico highway ranks high on needed fixes

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A new study says a busy a highway in southeastern New Mexico’s oil region ranks high on a state list of highways needing repairs.

Tesla CEO`s solar energy venture, `SolarCity,` bringing jobs to NM

The man behind Tesla and SpaceX is getting ready to open a branch of his solar energy systems company, SolarCity, in New Mexico. The company`s plan is to make solar power more affordable for homeowners.

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Senate backs bill to allow hemp research in New Mexico

New Mexico Students Walking Out Over New Tests

Capitol Update for Wednesday