SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bipartisan bill being introduced in the New Mexico Legislature would allow local school boards to reopen classrooms closed by the governor’s emergency health orders. The proposal follows the start of vaccine distribution to some teachers and growing pressure from parents to reopen schools and
In New Mexico, low income retirees are not taxed on their social security income. If HB 49 gets passed, then it would extend to all retirees with social security income. Republican lawmakers are looking to eliminate a tax for retirees. The majority of U.S. states do not tax social security income
State lawmakers kicked off the 2021 New Mexico legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 19. KUNM’s Nash Jones spoke with James Barron, education reporter with the Santa Fe New Mexican, to help get the lay of the land.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from the jailed founder of New Mexico political group Cowboys for Trump. The lawsuit dismissed Wednesday was filed in June 2020 to block or avoid possible financial disclosure requirements for the group.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A different type of legislative session starts Tuesday. There will be no State of the State address from the governor and new lawmakers could be sworn in virtually. This is according to the House Speaker’s Communication Director Daniel Marzec. He told KOAT some incoming lawmakers might not be there
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A group of Native American tribes in a Minnesota congressman’s district is rebuking him for his attempts to derail President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for Interior secretary. If confirmed, Rep. Deb Haaland, a Democrat from New Mexico, would be the first Native American to lead the Department
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A controversial New Mexico politician remains in federal custody Monday after he was arrested in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. Otero County Commissioner and Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin faces federal charges for his role in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
In the wake of riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the FBI warned all 50 states to anticipate armed protests at their state capitols. Protests are expected to take place in the days leading up to the January 20 presidential inauguration. Is New Mexico ready for potentially violent
The Pentagon opened the door to have up to 25,000 service members in D.C. for the presidential inauguration. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Security is getting beefed up at the nation’s capitol as the FBI warns of possible violence by extremists. New Mexico military is stepping up to help.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a state of emergency due to the ongoing and pervasive threat of riots and insurrection.
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