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Governor signs bill lowering NM corporate taxes

April 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will lower taxes on corporations under an economic development measure signed by Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday, but the new law could lead to higher taxes on goods and services in larger cities and counties. The package of tax changes signed by the governor also will offer fatter [&hellip...

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Turner adds Sierra Grande lodge to NM properties

April 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Media mogul Ted Turner has added the historic Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa to the list of properties he owns in New Mexico. Officials with Turner Enterprises announced the purchase Thursday. The deal closed March 26, but...

Governor signs NM unemployment program revision

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A measure to shore up New Mexico’s unemployment compensation program was signed into law on Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez. A new system will be implemented in 2015 for automatically setting the tax rates paid by about 45,000...

NM governor signs sex offender registration bill

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation that will require convicted sex offenders who move to New Mexico to register with authorities for the crimes they committed in other states. The governor said Wednesday the new law closes a...

Agency expects state aid increase for NM schools

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Education Department says state aid to school districts is increasing by the largest amount in five years. Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera said Wednesday the “unit value” next year for New...

Farmington visitors bureau seeks to recover funds

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An attorney says fees and payments to other creditors could cut into the amount of money the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau stands to recover from the estate of the bureau’s former executive director. The Daily Times...

2 arrested after Albuquerque standoff ends

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say two people are facing charges after a barricade situation ended peacefully. A police spokeswoman says the standoff started after detectives tracked an item that had been left as bait by police to lure would-be...

NMSU regents vote to raise tuition, fees

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Students at New Mexico State University will have pay more for tuition and fees starting in the fall. The Board of Regents approved a 3 percent increase during a meeting Wednesday. The increase translates to $90 per semester for a...

Bingaman heads to Stanford for energy fellowship

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jeff Bingaman, the former head of the U.S. Senate energy committee, is headed to back to Stanford Law School. The New Mexico Democrat and Stanford alumnus will be joining the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance as a...

Lawsuit alleges abuse by former NM parish priest

April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe was sued Tuesday over sex abuse allegations stemming from the 1980s at a parish in northern New Mexico. The lawsuit was filed in state district court on behalf of a 37-year-old man identified only as...