Governor’s Goal To Build 30,000 New Homes A Year In New Mexico
25 Views Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says the goal of the newly created Housing Investment Council will be to bring New Mexico’s affordable and workforce housing up to pace to meet the demand in the state.
New Mexico Projecting Sharp Increase In Homelessness
38 Views According to a report by the Legislative Finance Committee homelessness in New Mexico is projected to increase 48-percent in 2023. The report also says it’s getting harder for people to find a place to live that they can afford.
Lujan Grisham Nearing Creation Of Special Education Office
57 Views After having a bill to do so got stranded in the legislature, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is moving towards using an Executive Order to create an Office of Special Education.
Santa Fe Holds Mental Health Expo
63 Views Health care providers and other organizations gathered Saturday at the Chavez Community Center for a Mental Health Fair organized by The Life Link. May is Mental Health Awareness month.
Federal, New Mexico Lawmakers React To Nashville School Shooting
108 Views With the country coming to grips with another school shooting, this one in Nashville, lawmakers in New Mexico and across the country are again under pressure to do more to prevent mass shootings.
New Mexico Legislative Session Ends Without Drama
107 Views The 2023 New Mexico Legislative Session came to an end at noon on Saturday and without a lot of drama in the closing hours. Despite not getting all of what they wanted to accomplish, House Democrats said it was a good and productive session.
State Senate Passes Tax Bill With Changes -UPDATED WITH GOVERNOR’S STATEMENT
116 Views Late Wednesday night the New Mexico Senate approved an overhaul of the state’s tax structure. However, its substitute of HB 547 included several changes made by the Senate Tax, Business and Revenue Committee that may be a hard sell back in the House.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Stalls In Committee
89 Views A bill that would have established new statewide greenhouse gas emission standards has stalled out in the Senate Conservation Committee and is dead for the session. The bill introduced by Senate Pro-Tem Mimi Stewart would have set statewide greenhouse gas emissions at least 50-percent less than 2005 levels by 2030, 75-percent by 2040 […]
Bill to exempt the use police body-cams in certain situations gets “do-pass”
94 Views Senate Bill 368, which is sponsored by Senator Harold Pope, would allow law enforcement officers to suspend the recording on their body cameras in situations that involve notifying a member of the public of a death, the conduction of an undercover investigation sanctioned by a law enforcement agency and operations involving the recovery […]
Voting Rights Changes In New Mexico Heads To House Floor
94 Views A bill that would make major changes to voting rules in New Mexico, particularly on tribal lands, received a Do Pass recommendation from the House Judiciary Committee,and now heads to the House Floor.