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New Mexico lawmakers urge governor to reinstate funding

May 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico House of Representative grapples with a state budget crisis during a special session on Wednesday May 24, 2017, in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers sought new ways Thursday to increase state tax revenues and shore up state finances, urging Republican Gov. Susana Martinez [&hellip...

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G launches inquiry into UNM spending on golf trip

May 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this May 3, 2017 file photo, University of New Mexico acting president Chaouki Abdallah, left, and athletics director Paul Krebs listen to reporters’ questions during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Krebs, the head of the University of New...

FBI raids New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department office

May 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has raided the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department as part of an ongoing federal grand jury investigation. U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Elizabeth Martinez said agents executed a...

New Mexico judge denies convicted killer’s plea withdrawal

May 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has denied a convicted killer’s attempt to get out of prison by trying to withdraw his guilty plea in the murders of five people in New Mexico between 2005 and 2008. Clifton Bloomfield pleaded guilty in 2008 and was...

Snowmelt brings New Mexico lake water levels up

May 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico RVs owners prepping for the Memorial Day weekend say unexpected high waters levels at a lake have dampened their plans. Elephant Butte Park officials tell local media that the lake in southern New Mexico is currently...

New Mexico lawmakers move to restore vetoed funding

May 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico House of Representative grapples with a state budget crisis during a special session on Wednesday May 24, 2017, in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Despite resistance from the governor, New Mexico lawmakers pushed...

Special session starts with failed bids to override vetoes

May 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017 photo, the New Mexico state Senate chamber awaits the arrival of lawmakers for a special legislative session in Santa Fe, N.M. The session begins at noon Wednesday, May 24, 2017, with a focus on restoring vetoed funding to all...

APNewsBreak: University of New Mexico spending under review

May 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this May 3, 2017 file photo, University of New Mexico acting president Chaouki Abdallah, left, and athletics director Paul Krebs listen to reporters’ questions during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Krebs, the head of the University of New...

New Mexico Public Service Company sends new rate proposal

May 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico has submitted a new rate proposal after having an earlier one rejected. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2qct7Gi) the proposal had been sent to the New Mexico Public Regulation...

New Mexico program will help prosecutors prioritize cases

May 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico law enforcement departments say they’ve created a most dangerous offender list to help them prioritize criminal prosecutions. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2qctlgt) officials had announced on...