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Few issues have fired up the New Mexico Senate this session like a bill to require air conditioning on school buses in hot locales.After a vigorous, hourlong debate Saturday, senators defeated the … more
One of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's pet initiatives will soon be on her desk for a signature, after the state House of Representatives on Saturday voted 41-8 to approve a bill that would create an … more
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law on Friday (March 8) that widely expands the requirement to conduct an "instant" federal background check when selling a firearm to include … more
After a three-hour debate Thursday night, the state House of Representatives by a narrow margin – 36-34 – approved a measure that would legalize recreational use of marijuana in New … more
Several gun control bills have sparked controversy in New Mexico this year. Below is a breakdown of those bills, what critics are saying about them and where they stood as of press time Wednesday … more
This week, Taos County became the latest jurisdiction in New Mexico to adopt a resolution opposing sweeping gun control measures moving through the New Mexico Legislature this year. While a … more
Taos restaurant and bar owners from Michael's Kitchen, The Alley Cantina, Lambert's and others, have traveled to the Roundhouse more than once in the last few weeks to lobby for keeping the tip credit. more
In a 3-2 vote Tuesday morning (March 5), the Taos County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution that opposes proposed state gun control legislation which some believe would violate constitutional … more
The following is an overview of house bills sponsored by Roberto "Bobby" J. Gonzales (D-Taos) in the 2019 New Mexico legislative session. more
The state Senate approved a bill Friday (Feb. 22) to prohibit private employers from using an application form that asks job seekers about arrests or … more
More than 500 bills have been filed in the current session of the New Mexico Legislature, and quite a few have potential impacts on outdoor recreation, wildlife, land management and water. One … more
Here are a few of their sponsored bills and where the legislation stands as of Wednesday (Feb. 26). The 2019 legislative session ends March 16 at noon. more
Michael Cloutman hates those moments when a patient comes through the door of the cannabis dispensary in Taos and he has to tell them that the medicine they need is … more
Red River residents gathered Wednesday (Feb. 27) to commemorate the retirement of Red River Town Marshal David Smith, who announced he would be leaving his post earlier this year. Prior to his … more
In order to fill needed spots on several community boards, the town of Taos has put out a public notice, calling for interested citizens to put their names in the hat of government. Positions for … more
The Carson was selected to provide not only the show-stopping tree for the Capitol, but 70 smaller trees that will decorate various government buildings and public spaces around the district. more
Former UNM - Taos branch leader Kate O’Neill was confirmed as the Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Higher Education Department Wednesday (Feb. 20). more
Taos has a couple of early childhood centers that could benefit from the resolution if it now makes it past the Senate. more
County residents filled the Taos County Commission Chambers Tuesday morning (Feb. 19) to respond to a proposed "Second Amendment Sanctuary" resolution. more
Taos County Democrats hosted a discussion with Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe Monday (Feb. 18) to discuss Hogrefe’s plan to bring a firearm sanctuary resolution before the County commission. … more
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday (Feb 15) in relation to security on the southern border of the United States. Lawmakers and officials in New Mexico are still gathering … more
Read our related article, "National emergency sparks New Mexico response," by Jesse Moya. more
New Mexico is at a turning point. Under the direction of a new governor, the state is about to try shifting both its energy sources and its economy away from dependence on fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. more
A sweeping public lands conservation package that passed the U.S. Senate on Tuesday with overwhelming support from both parties would establish 13 new wilderness areas in New Mexico, the largest land designation in a single year since 1980. more
New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie García Richard will be part of the panel discussion. more
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