New laws starting July 1 in New Mexico

67 Views  Â 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.

State lawmakers respond, say teacher raises are fully funded

121 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — State lawmakers are responding to criticism that they did not put enough state money toward the teacher pay raises that passed the legislature earlier this year. On Thursday, they emphasized that it’s all fully funded.

NM lawmakers pass HB-2 and Junior Bill in special session

108 Views  Â Single people could get $500, those who file jointly could get $1000 SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico lawmakers met Tuesday for a special session to vote on three topics. One is a gas tax rebate, which passed late Tuesday night. The bill will give back $500 to single New Mexicans and

PED guidance clarifies teacher pay raise scale

88 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – After weeks of messaging about $10,000 pay raises for New Mexico educators, new guidance from PED clarifies that that won’t be the case for everyone.

U.S. House Democrats to probe N.M. county’s election review

105 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Congressional Democrats are investigating a 2020 election review ordered by Republican commissioners in Otero County, New Mexico. Leaders of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a letter Thursday demanding a wide range of records from Shiva Ayyadurai, who has spread false

New Mexico Lawmaker Pleads Not Guilty, Not Running for Another Term

122 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker charged with drunken driving during this year’s Legislative session won’t seek reelection. Albuquerque Rep. Georgene Louis says in a statement through her lawyer that she’s been honored to serve her constituents the past 10 years but won’t try to run

New Mexico Legislature looking to relieve pressure on health care industry

48 Views  Â Legislation to recruit and keep health care professionals from New Mexico headed to governor’s desk Our state faces a massive health care worker shortage, and state lawmakers hope to address it. The Legislature is looking to spend about $171 million to recruit and retain health care professionals. They’re also

House Speaker Egolf will not run for reelection

39 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. – In a surprise announcement at the end of the New Mexico Legislature’s regular session, House Speaker Brian Egolf stated he will not seek reelection.  Speaker Egolf was met with a standing ovation from the body Thursday, after announcing he had served in his final regular session

Governor, lawmakers discuss end of 2022 legislative session

42 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Democratic lawmakers discussed the end of the state’s legislative session in a news conference Thursday afternoon. Several surprise announcements have so far punctuated the end of the session. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced during Thursday’s news conference that New