Government

New program seeks to recruit retired teachers to help fill classrooms

58 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A brand-new program could bring teachers out of retirement and back into the classroom as soon as this fall, and they get to hold onto all those retirement benefits. It’s been in the works for years and was just signed by the Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

New Mexico to pay feds more than $19M over SNAP mishandling

49 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will reportedly pay the federal government more than $19 million to settle a claim by the Department of Agriculture that the state mishandled the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and overpaid some needy families in 2014 and 2016.

Otero County Commissioners to meet about certifying election results

73 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Otero County Commission has called an emergency meeting Friday to consider certification of the 2022 primary election results. The commission had voted not to certify the results claiming there were problems with the voting machines. They instead called for a hand recount of the ballots.

Some New Mexicans still waiting on gas tax rebates

64 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.

Your tax dollars have entered the abortion debate

106 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Just weeks after news broke that the U.S. Supreme Court could be overturning Roe v Wade, the Albuquerque City Council approved a $250,000 “contribution” to Planned Parenthood, which provides health care to women and also performs abortions.

New Mexico governor concerned with potential migrant influx

57 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor wants the Biden administration to delay planned or expanded efforts to transport migrants to her state if pandemic-related restrictions on asylum seekers are lifted. The federal government has predicted a threefold increase in border crossings if that happens.

New laws starting July 1 in New Mexico

67 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.