Legislature

Tech Company connected to ex-NM house member files federal suit

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The company at the center of the fraud case against former House Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton claims they are an innocent victim. The owner of Robotics has filed a federal suit to get almost a half-million dollars the feds have seized.

APS leaders expected to testify in Williams Stapleton corruption trial

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More than a dozen APS leaders are expected to testify in the corruption trial of former state Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton.  A witness list filed with the Second Judicial District Court showed 58 potential witnesses, including APS Superintendent Scott Elder and nearly 20 other current and former APS employees

Former state Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton indicted on criminal charges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Former state Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton on Monday was indicted on 28 criminal charges. According to court documents filed Monday morning with the Clerk’s Office,  Williams Stapleton’s charges include ten counts of 4th Degree Felony Engaging in an Official Act for Personal Financial Gain, seven counts of racketeering and four

Search warrant served at Rep. Stapleton’s home

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas confirmed a search warrant is being served at the home of Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton. Williams Stapleton, a Democrat, is the House Majority Floor Leader and she’s also an employee of Albuquerque Public Schools.

Las Cruces lawmaker says politics led to denial of Communion

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker says he was denied Communion by his local Catholic priest because of his politics. Democratic state Sen. Joseph Cervantes said Monday that he has been treated differently by the church since voting to repeal a state law banning abortion under most circumstances.

NM liquor law reform bill goes into effect Thursday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A sweeping overhaul of New Mexico’s liquor laws goes into effect Thursday, but some of the biggest components are still on hold. Restaurants said some of the things they were most excited about, they won’t be able to take advantage of for several months

Recreational marijuana bill heads to governor’s desk for final approval

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Recreational cannabis is one step closer to being legalized in the state, all it needs now is the governor’s signature. The New Mexico Senate voted to legalize recreational marijuana Wednesday night. For years, legislation to legalize recreational marijuana has died or stalled in the Senate, so