Capitol Outlay

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

18 ViewsSingle 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 $1000

Which legislators want the most money?

10 ViewsSANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s lawmakers have requested more than $4.6 billion in state funds for projects ranging from Lake Maloya dam improvements to Lobo Little League field construction. Roads, hospitals, schools, and a handful of proposed memorials to be erected around the state are among the thousands of projects legislators

NM Senate Panel To Hear Proposal To Pay State Lawmakers A Salary

7 ViewsSANTA FE, N.M. — The nation’s only unsalaried legislature in New Mexico is considering whether to abandon its amateur status. A proposed constitutional amendment from Democratic Sens. Daniel Ivey-Soto of Albuquerque and Bobby Gonzales of Taos would enable the state’s 112 legislators to collect salaries.

Navajo Nation to consider another round of hardship assistance checks

8 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Navajo Nation members can possibly expect another round of hardship checks in the coming weeks. The Navajo Nation received a little more than $2 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act earlier this year. A large portion of that money has been set aside for key infrastructure

Infrastructure bill to aid US tribes with water, plumbing

7 ViewsWARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — The massive infrastructure bill signed earlier this year promises to bring change to Native American tribes that lack clean water or indoor plumbing through the largest single infusion of money into Indian Country.

New Mexico approves public financing for cannabis businesses

16 ViewsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will provide business loans of up to $250,000 toward small-scale cannabis businesses in an effort to provide economic opportunity to communities that were hit hard by past criminal enforcement of marijuana laws.