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"I'm exhausted. I pick out my wardrobe and wonder what would be most comfortable to sleep in." — Rep. Susan Herrera, D-Embudo, commenting on House floor debates that have lasted until midnight. Here's the latest from the Roundhouse: more
“That’s the last you’re going to hear of me.” — retiring Sen. Bill Payne, R-Albuquerque,  after he was honored by the Senate. Here's some of the Legislature's latest: more
A bill that would create a potential pathway for New Mexico to import prescription drugs from Canada is now on its way to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's desk, where it is expected to be signed into law. more
"I can't explain it to myself, let alone someone else." — Sen. George Muñoz, D-Gallup, after a lengthy and sometimes contentious debate on the Senate floor over Senate Bill 52, which would require additional reporting requirements for the Local Economic Development Act. Here's some of the Legislature's latest: more
Hundreds of vehicles a day stream through the tiny village of Taos Ski Valley on their way to one of the premier ski resorts in the country. As Taos Ski Valley resort continues to grow into a world class destination, more people will come. more
“The reason I’m carrying it is I care about every dog and cat in the state of New Mexico.” — Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque, during a floor debate on his bill to impose an additional fee on pet food that would fund the dog and cat spay and neuter assistance program.  Here's some of the Legislature's latest: more
Here's some of the Legislature's latest: more
After weeks of heated testimony, the last legislative debate on a contentious gun-control bill played out with little drama Thursday night on the House floor. more
"If she puts on her cowboy hat, I will." —Sen. George Muñoz, responding to Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez's request to yield the Senate floor during debate Thursday. "Been there, done that," Sedillo Lopez replied. Read the full article for more of the Legislature's latest: more
Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun has announced her campaign for the District 42 Representative seat in the New Mexico Legislature.  Calhoun was first elected in 2006 as Red River’s first … more
"It's nothing that a day sitting in committee hearings won't fix." — Rep. Nathan Small, D-Las Cruces, on his noticeable limp after he played in Tuesday night's basketball game between the House and the Senate. Read the full article for more of the Legislature's latest: more
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-4 to table a bill that would have legalized the recreational use of cannabis for New Mexicans over the age of 21. more
Opponents of Senate Bill 5, perhaps the most controversial piece of legislation in this year's session, made what may have been their last stand Tuesday during a House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee hearing. more
"No, I get enough of these guys when I'm here [at the Roundhouse]." — Tripp Stelnicki, spokesman for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, on whether he planned to attend the annual basketball game between House and Senate members. Read the full article for more of the Legislature's latest: more
The outlook for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's tuition-free college scholarship, one of her signature initiatives for the legislative session, had started to seem dubious. A budget bill the … more
Days remaining in session: 10 Comeback for ex-senator: The Senate on Monday voted 37-5 to confirm former Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez to the State Board of Finance. Senators … more
"I'm not going to fall on my sword over six words." — Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on increased penalties for crimes committed with the use of a firearm. Here's the latest from the Legislature: more
The New Mexico Senate approved high-profile gun legislation in a narrow vote Friday, likely clearing the way for the bill to become law. more
About 50 people came to the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative boardroom Thursday night (Feb. 6) to hear candidates for the town of Taos Council discuss issues affecting the Taos community.  more
The town of Taos Council could be in for a change of direction as four Taoseños go head-to-head in this year’s March 3 municipal election for two seats. The Taos News will host a forum and debate Thursday night (Feb. 6) for the upcoming town of Taos municipal election. more
As mayor pro tem, Evans is responsible for conducting the town meetings in the absence of Mayor Dan Barrone and has held that position for two years. During those two years, Evans has worked on various projects in Taos to help build up economic opportunities in the area. more
For the past 10 years, Billy Romero has been on the town’s planning and zoning commission and has learned the ins and outs of town business. more
As the chair for the Taos County Democratic Party, Fernandez knows just how much work goes into the political process. For the past four years, Darien Fernandez has served alongside councilor Nathaniel Evans on the town of Taos Council. Both were elected in the 2016 race and have seen a number of contentious votes on the council. more
After running in 2016 against Darien Fernandez and Nathaniel Evans, who both won seats on the council, Martinez returns to the ballot and hopes to earn a seat this time to extend his public service. more
  The full state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would create a new revenue stream for early childhood programs. By a vote of 40-0, senators passed Senate Bill 3, sponsored … more
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