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Archive for February 11th, 2013

  • SBA head Mills to depart; led through hard times

    February 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, May 10, 2011, file photo, Karen Mills, of the small business administration, participates in a discussion, in Dayton, Ohio. On Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, Mills, the head of the Small Business Administration as it focused on helping...

  • Lawmakers, governor at odds over revenue outlook

    February 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration are at odds over the state’s revenue outlook. The Department of Finance and Administration reported Monday that there’s no...

  • Lawmakers propose changing film and TV subsidies

    February 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are working on a compromise proposal to sweeten a tax subsidy in hopes of drawing more television projects to the state. A House committee on Monday postponed consideration of a film industry measure after a...

  • Man gets 51 months in prison for NM bank robbery

    February 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man who used a toy gun during a bank robbery has been sentenced to 51 months in prison and three years of supervised release. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced Claudio Morales Medrano’s sentence Monday....

  • Helicopter with NM game officer goes down in NM

    February 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three people suffered bumps and bruises when their helicopter made a hard landing in northern New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains. Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Lynn says an officer with the state Game and Fish Department,...

  • Holloman AFB officer killed in Colo. ski accident

    February 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — A man killed in a ski accident in Colorado last weekend was an officer at New Mexico’s Holloman Air Force Base. Air Force officials say 27-year-old First Lt. Arthur M. Glaz was the vehicle management flight...

  • Compromise NM bill on gun checks heading to House

    February 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A compromise bill to expand background checks for gun buyers is heading to the New Mexico House for debate and has the backing of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. The bill approved by the House Judiciary Committee last week would...

  • Senate confirms New Mexico state police chief

    February 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Senate has unanimously confirmed the appointment of State Police Chief Robert Shilling. Shilling was named chief of the state law enforcement agency in April 2011, after Republican Gov. Susana Martinez took office. The Senate...

  • Waivers on school class sizes now poised to expire

    February 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — School districts across the state could be forced to hire more teachers next year. Temporary relief provided by the state during the Great Recession enabled New Mexico school districts to increase class sizes as a way to cope with...

  • Need surgery? Good luck getting hospital cost info

    February 11, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments Off

    Sean Toohey, a grains broker at the Chicago Board of Trade, who had hip replacement surgery last summer ,walks home from work Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Chicago. Routine hip replacement surgery on a healthy patient may cost as little as $11,000 _ or up to...