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Wednesday`s Capital Report

Tom Trowbridge, New Mexico News Network
Santa Fe, Jan 17, 2017
In addition to the pomp and circumstance of the first day of the New Mexico Legislature’s annual session, the release of the Kids Count Data Book is another Roundhouse tradition. Tom Trowbridge has the story from Santa Fe.
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New Mexico Voices for Children Director James Jimenez says the Kids Count Report is issued the first day of the session so lawmakers are aware of how the state’s children are doing as they craft a budget for the coming year. Voices for Children compiles the data book annually for the national non-profit Annie-E-Casey Foundation.

VIDEO: Group of Native American students to attend inauguration

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jan 17, 2017
A group of Native American students are heading to DC for the Presidential Inauguration.

Supreme Court ruling prevents criminalization for refusing breathalyzer

Jen French, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque, Jan 17, 2017
Officers in New Mexico can no longer coerce people into giving blood by upping a driver’s DWI charge to aggravated DWI for refusing to submit a breathalyzer test due to a recent US Supreme Court decision.

New Mexico high school students set all-time high graduation rate

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 17, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Hats off to the class of 2016 for setting an all-time high graduation rate in New Mexico.

Governor Martinez Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “New Mexico School Choice Week”; Joins Leaders Nationwide in

Business Wire
Santa Fe, Jan 17, 2017
New Mexico students, communities to hold 190 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice
SANTA FE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Governor Martinez has officially proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as New Mexico School Choice Week, joining 14 other governors and more than 500 city and county leaders nationwide in issuing similar proclamations.

Bill seeks to bar donations to lawmakers during session

The Associated Press
Santa Fe, Jan 17, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A state lawmaker wants to close a loophole that lets members of the New Mexico Legislature accept campaign money while they`re in session.

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