Capitol Outlay

NM Senate Panel To Hear Proposal To Pay State Lawmakers A Salary

SANTA FE, N.M. — The nation’s only unsalaried legislature in New Mexico is considering whether to abandon its amateur status. A proposed constitutional amendment from Democratic Sens. Daniel Ivey-Soto of Albuquerque and Bobby Gonzales of Taos would enable the state’s 112 legislators to collect salaries.

Navajo Nation to consider another round of hardship assistance checks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Navajo Nation members can possibly expect another round of hardship checks in the coming weeks. The Navajo Nation received a little more than $2 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act earlier this year. A large portion of that money has been set aside for key infrastructure projects

Infrastructure bill to aid US tribes with water, plumbing

WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — The massive infrastructure bill signed earlier this year promises to bring change to Native American tribes that lack clean water or indoor plumbing through the largest single infusion of money into Indian Country.