New Mexico negotiates settlement over permit renewal for US nuclear waste repository

170 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico says it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Energy over the renewal of a permit for the federal government’s only underground repository for nuclear waste. Officials with the New Mexico Environment Department announced Tuesday that an agreement was reached last week after four days […]

New Mexico lawmakers seek preschool expansion with oil money

319 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature’s lead budget-writing committee recommended a billion-dollar increase in annual state spending that expands preschool access and extends mandatory classroom instruction time at K-12 public schools. The proposal announced Thursday would increase general fund spending by 12% to $9.4 billion for the fiscal year that runs from […]