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NM roadside workers take care around memorials

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — They demolished an old ramp, constructed a massive new one and pushed around tons of dirt and desert brush. But in their year’s labor to build a more efficient connection between local highways, workers have yet to move three prominent descansos sitting just east of Interstate 10 and south of [&hellip...

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NM county launches branding campaign

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos County is working with a Tennessee-based company to create a new brand for the northern New Mexico community. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/Ygtiu4) that officials with North Star Destination Strategies were...

New Mexico lawmakers OK corporate tax cuts

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...

Embattled Albuquerque, NM, police chief to retire

March 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of Albuquerque’s embattled police department announced Friday he is retiring after an eight-year tenure marred by a spike in fatal police shootings and excessive force cases that critics blamed on a departmental...