New Mexico lawmakers seek more data on limiting drilling near homes and schools

116 Views ¬†¬†In the last legislative session,¬†no reforms¬†were made to oil and gas regulations despite bills to impose fines for oil spills, limit fresh water use and create buffers around schools. Looking forward to next year’s session, the Legislative Finance Committee met in oil-rich southeastern New Mexico Tuesday to discuss

State challenges decision to overturn conviction of former cabinet secretary

100 Views ¬†¬†ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ‚Äď Former tax and revenue secretary Demesia Padilla is not out of the woods from her legal troubles yet. State officials are now appealing the decision to overturn her conviction.¬†In 2021, Padilla was convicted of stealing over $25,000 from a trucking company while acting as the

New Mexico May Export Pecans to India After Trade Mission

201 Views   New Mexico Agriculture Secretary Jeff Witte has joined a delegation of businesses, organizations and officials from 10 other State Departments of Agriculture, on a 4 day trade mission to New Delhi, India to promote U.S. agricultural products.

New Mexico governor joins Arizona in asking for better uranium mine cleanup

140 Views ¬†¬†SANTA FE, N.M.¬†(KRQE) ‚ÄstNew Mexico has¬†hundreds of old uranium mine sites¬†around the state, and the federal government has been working to understand the scope of contamination at¬†some mine sites. Now New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said more needs to be done.

Governor mulls special session over public safety

197 Views   Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham could call a special legislative session. While a decision has not been made about the special session, the governor has been meeting with Democratic and Republican legislative leaders to evaluate a possible agenda.

Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round

178 Views   Four years ago today, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the state was starting to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the beginning of a public health emergency. Businesses shut down, students learned from home and hospitals across the state were overrun.

New Mexico lawmakers react to governor’s vetoes in budget

176 Views ¬†¬†SANTA FE, N.M.¬†(KRQE) ‚ÄstGovernor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed a more than $10 billion budget into law but not before using the veto pen to strike a few things from it. News 13 spoke with leaders in the House and Senate about their reactions to some of what