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Monday`s Capitol Report

Tom Trowbridge, New Mexico News Network
Santa Fe, Feb 24, 2017
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At the State Capitol, legislation to save taxpayers millions of dollars by requiring the state to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices has passed the Senate Public Affairs Committee on a bipartisan, unanimous vote. Tom Trowbridge has the story:

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Lynn Gallagher Confirmed as Cabinet Secretary

New Mexico Department of Health
Santa Fe, Feb 24, 2017
Today, the New Mexico State Senate voted unanimously to confirm Lynn Gallagher as Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH). Gallagher was appointed as Secretary Designate by Governor Susana Martinez following the passing of Secretary Retta Ward in March 2016.

New Mexico AG sues California lawyers for scamming homeowners

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 24, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s Attorney General is suing a group of California attorneys he claims are scamming homeowners.

VIDEO: Bad roads costing drivers

Maggie Krajewski, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Feb 24, 2017
25% of the state`s roads are either unsafe or have too much traffic.

GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes

Associated Press
Washington, DC, Feb 24, 2017
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican governors are sending a clear message to Congress: Don’t scrap the health care law without a viable alternative.

Democrats` budget plan clears New Mexico House

Associated Press
Santa Fe, Feb 24, 2017
The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved a budget bill that would hold general fund spending steady at $6.1 billion for the fiscal year starting in July.

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