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Now that the lawmakers had a few days to reorient to the world, The Taos News asked them to give their constituents a rundown of the highs, lows and  just plain exhausting elements of the legislative session. more
“Now, I’m most certainly not retiring. I intend to find new ways to serve New Mexico and our country after I finish this term,” he said. more
More New Mexicans would qualify for medical marijuana, and the 70,000-plus patients already in the state's medical cannabis program would have to deal … more
The 60-day legislative session ended Saturday (March 16) with a down-to-the-wire agreement on a sweeping tax bill that will raise rates on e-cigarettes and new … more
The Taos County Board of Commissioners voted at a regular meeting Tuesday (March 19) to repeal a controversial resolution passed earlier in the month that expressed opposition to new gun control … more
The Cerro del Yuta Wilderness will comprise most of Ute Mountain, the volcanic dome lying west of State Road 522 near the New Mexico-Colorado border. Along with the Río San Antonio Wilderness, the two areas create about 21,500 acres of new wilderness within the quarter-million acre Río Grande del Norte National Monument. more
For Taos Mayor Dan Barrone, bills like these are personal. "I have three kids, and they almost grew up without a mom because of gun violence," he said after the governor signed SB 8, describing an on-the-job shooting that could have killed his wife. more
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
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