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Legislation to limit the use of expulsion and out-of-school suspensions in disciplining school children passed the House on a 54-12 vote Monday, March 1, and now moves to the Senate. more
Legislation that would make it easier for low-income defendants to pay court fees and fines passed the New Mexico Senate on a 25-15 vote Monday, March 1, over the objections of Republicans who argued that it would make it easier on criminals. more
“It being exactly 4:20 (p.m.), we go to House Bill 12,” Rep. Daymon Ely, D-Corrales, quipped Friday, Feb. 26, to begin the debate over legalization of marijuana. more
With three weeks still to go in this year’s 60-day session of the New Mexico Legislature, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has already signed two bills on her priority list into law. more
The New Mexico House of Representatives gave final approval Thursday, Feb. 25, to legislation to make low-interest loans available to more small businesses in the state that were harmed by public health restrictions imposed to combat the pandemic. more
Legislation to legalize marijuana passed the New Mexico House Taxation and Revenue Committee on an 8-4 vote Wednesday, Feb. 24, and now advances to a final vote on the House floor. more
The New Mexico House passed a $7.39 billion budget Wednesday, Feb. 24, that would increase spending by 4.6 percent, with much of that going to schools, health care and state employees. more
Everybody loves deregulation, until their kid gets sick from drinking the water. And for good reason. Deregulation is always good for business, at least in the short term. more
A bill to provide more liquor licenses and allow for the home delivery of alcohol passed on a 41-27 vote Tuesday, Feb.23, in the New Mexico House of Representatives. more
Legislation to dramatically overhaul wildlife management in New Mexico proved to be too big not to fail. Senate Bill 312, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Steinborn and Rep. Nathan Small, both D-Las Cruces, failed to get out of the Senate Conservation Committee on a 6-6 tie vote Tuesday, Feb. 23. more
The New Mexico House Appropriations and Finance Committee has completed work on a $7.39 billion budget for fiscal year 2022, passing it out of committee on a unanimous vote Monday, Feb. 22. more
Legislation to toughen penalties for the perpetrators and provide protection for the victims of human trafficking passed on a 63-3 vote Monday, Feb. 22, in the state House of Representatives. more
Legislation to provide $200 million in grants to New Mexico small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic cleared the Senate on a 41-1 vote Friday, Feb. 19, for final passage. Pat Woods, R-Broadview, cast the one “no” vote. more
The New Mexico Senate has voted to remove a provision in the state’s minimum wage law that allows high school students to be paid at a lower hourly rate than their co-workers. more
New Mexico is falling behind other states in licensing and regulating driverless cars and trucks, and needs new laws to take advantage of the economic opportunities created by this new technology. more
Legislation intended to provide for greater transparency and thorough investigations following police shootings was held over Thursday in the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee. more
The Australian Open Tennis Tournament is being played without line judges this year to reduce the number of people in the arena. And it’s much better. more
A years-long effort to establish a public bank in New Mexico took its first step forward Thursday, Feb. 18, on a 5-4 vote in the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee. more
Sonya Smith was confirmed as the state’s secretary of Veterans Services on a unanimous vote Wednesday, Feb. 17, becoming the first African-American woman to hold the position. more
Legislation to enshrine the right to hunt and fish into the state Constitution was blocked Tuesday, Feb. 16, by the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee. more
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