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Archive for March 16th, 2013

  • New Mexico lawmakers OK corporate tax cuts

    March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Corporations will benefit from tax cuts, but larger cities and counties may be forced to increase taxes in coming years because of an economic development package approved by the Legislature. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez said...

  • Highlights of 51st New Mexico Legislature

    March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Highlights of the outcome of major proposals in the 51st New Mexico Legislature that adjourned Saturday. BILLS PASSED AND SENT TO GOVERNOR Budget and Finance —A $5.9 billion budget for education and general government programs in...

  • New Mexico Legislature adjourns, OKs tax bill

    March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers wrapped up their work Saturday by rushing through a last-minute package of business tax cuts supported by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to encourage economic development. By approving the tax measure, the...

  • Airline to fly between Santa Fe, Phoenix

    March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Great Lakes Aviation says it plans to begin offering flights between Santa Fe and Phoenix starting in May. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/ZQcloC) that the airline already flies from Santa Fe to Denver and Clovis....

  • Group pushes for junk food tax on Navajo Nation

    March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An advocacy group is campaigning for a new sales tax on the Navajo Nation that would target junk food. Members of the Dine Community Advocacy Alliance say they hope that a 2-percent tax on all junk food sold on the reservation would...

  • NM agency suspends waiting list for housing help

    March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the San Juan County Housing Authority say they are being forced to stop putting people on a waiting list for housing assistance. The reason is the automatic federal budget cuts that kicked in earlier this month. The...

  • Governor: NM scrapping deal to buy BNSF track

    March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s railroad to nowhere is no more. Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has reached an agreement for the BNSF Railway Co. to pull the plug on a never-completed purchase of about 180 miles of track and the company...

  • Ohio school rape trial closing, verdict Sunday

    March 16, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Trent Mays, 17, left, talks with one of his defense lawyers, Brian Duncan before the start for the fourth day of his and co-defendant 16-year-old Ma’lik Richmond’s trial on rape charges in juvenile court on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in...

  • China wraps up session to install new leadership

    March 16, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, second from left, poses for souvenir photos with delegates during a plenary session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Saturday, March 16, 2013....

  • Jews in Greece mark WWII Nazi deportation

    March 16, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Survivor of Auschwitz Moshe Haelion and Israel Ambassador Arye Mekel , left, hold flowers in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Jewish residents in this northern Greek city have gathered to commemorate the 70th...