Economic Development

Some New Mexicans still waiting on gas tax rebates

61 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – State leaders made a promise in April that every eligible New Mexican would be getting rebate checks to help offset some of the current rising prices. Almost 800,000 New Mexicans have already gotten checks or direct depots, but many are still waiting.

New laws starting July 1 in New Mexico

66 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – From the Opportunity Scholarship Act to changes to the state’s criminal code, a handful of new bills passed during the 2022 legislative session are becoming law on July 1. Here’s a look at some of the new laws.

Company tests high-altitude airship over New Mexico desert

58 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A technology company that wants to bring broadband to more remote areas and monitor emissions from the oil and gas industry has launched one of its airships from the New Mexico desert. Tuesday’s liftoff by Sceye Inc. is the latest test of the company’s

Class-action lawsuit filed over medical cannabis

43 Views   New Mexico Top Organics-Ultra Health along with six medical patients have filed a class-action lawsuit against seven insurers in New Mexico. The lawsuit was filed for a failure to cover medical cannabis costs. The lawsuit seeks, “a determination that medical cannabis is a health care service for treatment of

Boeing capsule lands back on Earth after space shakedown

99 Views   The Starliner capsule parachuted into the New Mexico desert CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing’s crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, completing a repeat test flight before NASA astronauts climb aboard.

2 New Mexico tribes closer to recreational cannabis sales

96 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico tribes have signed an agreement with state officials recognizing the tribe’s authority to collect taxes on sales of cannabis products. The move announced by state officials Thursday after it was signed last week further formalizes potential involvement in the cannabis

New Mexico seeks opportunity in Texas border disruptions

65 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is highlighting its support for proposals to route an international rail line through its Santa Teresa port of entry, capitalizing on Mexico’s unease with disruptions along the Texas portion of the U.S. border. Mexico had considered a route through Texas, but

Family’s regalia stolen after Gathering of Nations

57 Views   Police now search for three sets of regalia ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More than 2,000 tribes and groups from across the country were in Albuquerque over the weekend for the 2022 Gathering of Nations. Many families brought their regalia with them for the biggest powwow in North America.

Big US energy transmission projects inch closer to approval

135 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government has finished another environmental review of a proposed multibillion-dollar transmission line that would send wind-generated electricity from rural New Mexico to big cities in the West. The U.S. Interior Department also announced Thursday plans to review two other projects designed to