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New Mexico expects $283M in revenue for next year

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez will have slightly more than $280 million to cover budget increases and tax cuts next year under a new revenue forecast outlined Monday to lawmakers. The revenue estimates will serve as the backdrop for financial decision-making for lawmakers when they convene next month for [&hellip...

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Diversity class may be required at Univ New Mexico

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Students at the University of New Mexico may soon be required to take at least one class on diversity. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TEM9tO) that a draft proposal by the Provost’s Diversity Council calls for a...

NM inmates clearing forests to prevent wildfires

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico inmates are helping clear up a patch of Bosque in Pena Blanca, an area devastated by the Los Conchas fire last year. KQRE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/RwAhhp) that winter inmate crews are working to clear out that...

Police: NM man turned in mom to get charges off

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an Albuquerque man arrested for vandalism tried to get out of his charges by offering to turn in what he said was a bigger target for authorities — his mother. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/YHtUtK) that 27-year-old...

Report: NM man tried to hide drugs in deputy’s car

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico man arrested on drug charges tried to hide more of his loot in an unusual place while heading to jail — a deputy’s car. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/TxBzED) that the Bernalillo County...

Mescalero Apache to send members lawsuit checks

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Members of the Mescalero Apache tribe are scheduled to receive checks of $1,500 each as part of a $32.8 million windfall received through federal settlement. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TDydQa) that Tribal Council...

Feds: NM’s graduation rate among nation’s lowest

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has one of the worst four-year high school graduation rates in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/SpzOdY) that new federal numbers from 2010-2011...

Police: Los Lunas officer shot at fellow officers

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Lunas officer has been stripped of her badge and car after police said she shot at fellow officers during a house party. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/QzUGB1) that police say Delinda Chavez was placed on administrative leave...

FBI meets with agencies on Chaves County homicides

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is meeting with a number of New Mexico law enforcement agencies about two homicides in Chaves County and the shooting of a deputy. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/YEpkfS) that the FBI...

NM habitat restoration project enters new phase

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Nov. 19, 2012, Adolfo Bustillos, left, and Eloy Aguirre, both of AJAC Enterprises Inc, continuing work on building a look out deck near a pond west of Tingley beach near Albuquerque, N.M. The work is part of the Middle Rio Grande...