New Mexico ranks low in education, legislators are split on how to fix that

10 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s near unanimous agreement that New Mexico’s children need better education. Statewide, math, science, and reading proficiency rates are low. To address the issue, Republican Senator Craig Brandt (R-Rio Rancho) is proposing a plan: Educational freedom accounts. The idea boils down to using state funds to

Proposal to rework New Mexico’s bail laws advances

9 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. – A House committee advanced a proposed constitutional amendment Wednesday morning that would rework some of the state’s bail laws. But it was a constitutional amendment on bail reform that put us where we are. So why would this proposal be any different?

Proposed resolution to close southern New Mexico border

13 Views   ‘Unfortunately, federal government officials and US Congress have not done their duty to properly and adequately fund and protect our border,’ said Rep. John Block ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico state lawmaker Rep. John Block is proposing a resolution urging the federal government to resume building a wall along

Proposed bills to extend class time in New Mexico

13 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two proposed bills would extend how long students spend in the classroom per year. House bills 130 and 194 want to extend the class time to 1,140 hours per year for all public school students.

Bill aims to revitalize downtown areas across New Mexico

20 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – There is a renewed call to revitalize downtown areas across the state, from down south in Las Cruces to all the way north in Taos. Now, there’s a bill making its way through the state Senate to help communities do just that. The sponsors are calling

House Bill 134 seeks to place free menstrual products in public schools

17 Views   A bill seeking to create menstrual equity in schools by providing free menstrual hygiene products in New Mexico public schools will be introduced on Monday, Jan. 30: House Bill 134, titled “Menstrual Products in School Bathrooms.” The bill is sponsored by Reps. Christine Trujillo and Kristina Ortez and