Legislature

New Mexico lawmaker removed from committee over allegations

29 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto has been removed from his position as chairman of the New Mexico Finance Authority interim committee. Senate President Pro Tem Mimi Stewart announced the move Saturday, citing sexual harassment allegations against him.

New Mexico Grade School Population Dropping

42 Views   New Mexico’s population growth is flat and that is helping create a drop in the state’s expected school grade population. In a report presented Tuesday to the Public School Capital Outlay Oversight Task Force the state’s population is getting older, so it’s less likely to be producing offspring that would be

Albuquerque state senator involved in crash with 3 parked cars

69 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A high-profile state senator who has been in the news for his battles with the governor, fellow lawmakers, and his own party explains why he rammed his car into three parked vehicles in the Old Town area. The homeowner said he’s frustrated with how things have

New laws starting July 1 in New Mexico

156 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – From the Opportunity Scholarship Act to changes to the state’s criminal code, a handful of new bills passed during the 2022 legislative session are becoming law on July 1. Here’s a look at some of the new laws.

State lawmakers respond, say teacher raises are fully funded

277 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — State lawmakers are responding to criticism that they did not put enough state money toward the teacher pay raises that passed the legislature earlier this year. On Thursday, they emphasized that it’s all fully funded.

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

306 Views   Single 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