Legislative tidbits: Restaurant tax would fund promos

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 21

Legislative tidbits: No more texting while driving

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 27

Legislative tidbits: Bill would limit bills

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 28

Legislative tidbits: Bill would modernize PRC

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 29

Hotel Clovis remediation complete

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Work is still remaining on the Hotel Clovis, but it’s no longer an environmental hazard to walk through the long-closed building. A boiler is still to be removed from the building, Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said Monday, and the next step will be to complete negotiations with Tierra […]

March 18, 2009 Legislative Roundup

Days remaining in session: Three Animal gas chambers: The Senate has approved a bill (HB265) that would eliminate the use of the gas chamber to euthanize stray dogs and cats. “New Mexico has taken an important step in improving the lives of our stray animals by eliminating the use of the gas chamber for euthanasia,” […]

March 4, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 17 Media literacy: Students in sixth through twelfth grades could chose to take a media literacy class under a House-approved measure (HB342). The bill gives schools the options to offer students the class as an elective. Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque, is sponsoring the bill, which now goes to the Senate […]

Feb. 20, 2009 Legislative Roundup

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 29 Chile verse would become state’s official poem: A measure (HB674) introduced by Elias Barela, D-Belen, would name an official state poem. The poem, “We Love it Real Hot” by Alberto Onaldo Martinez, reads in part: Ah, Chimayo chile is so delicious to eat! That cure-all […]

Legislative tidbits, Feb. 18

The New Mexican staff Days remaining in session: 31 A vote for the exempts: On a party-line vote, the Senate Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday killed a measure (SB 424) that would cut the salaries of exempt state workers who make more than $75,000 by 10 percent. Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, R-Sandia Park, sponsored the […]

Feb. 11, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 38 Go hemp A measure introduced by Rep. Ray Begaye, D-Shiprock, would set up guidelines for the “growing, licensing, selling and processing of industrial hemp in the State of New Mexico.” House Bill 403 would spend $150,000. Of that, $100,000 would go to New Mexico State University to set up a […]