Legislature

Las Cruces lawmaker says politics led to denial of Communion

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker says he was denied Communion by his local Catholic priest because of his politics. Democratic state Sen. Joseph Cervantes said Monday that he has been treated differently by the church since voting to repeal a state law banning abortion under most circumstances.

NM liquor law reform bill goes into effect Thursday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A sweeping overhaul of New Mexico’s liquor laws goes into effect Thursday, but some of the biggest components are still on hold. Restaurants said some of the things they were most excited about, they won’t be able to take advantage of for several months

Recreational marijuana bill heads to governor’s desk for final approval

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Recreational cannabis is one step closer to being legalized in the state, all it needs now is the governor’s signature. The New Mexico Senate voted to legalize recreational marijuana Wednesday night. For years, legislation to legalize recreational marijuana has died or stalled in the Senate, so

Special session underway in Santa Fe

Recreational cannabis main focus SANTA FE, N.M. — From pot plant producer limits to expungements for previous cannabis crimes to keeping kids and our roadways safe – state lawmakers still have a few things to hash out if they are to pass a recreational cannabis bill this special session.

Marijuana bill to be split for special session

LAS CRUCES – New Mexico State Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, said legislation to legalize recreational marijuana sales may be split into two bills when the Legislature convenes for a special session Tuesday, March 30.