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“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
A scholarship plan aimed at covering all college tuition and expense costs for New Mexicans cleared yet another hurdle when members of the Senate Education Committee voted 5-2 this week to send it to the Senate Finance Committee. more
Three Taos Valley residents - Raquel Grant, Rena Valdez and Emma Martinez - were among the young women who participated in the Miss New Mexico pageant held in Las Cruces on Jan. 25-26. 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
Levi Romero says he used to be a closet poet. Being a poet and a young Chicano male did not seem to go together. That is, until he recognized how much language and the love of stories lay at the heart of both his culture and the art of poetry. 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
New Mexico Department of Transportation is reporting severe driving conditions in the Eagle Nest area, where roads are snow-packed and icy with zero visibility due to blizzard conditions. Travel is discouraged. 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
A co-sponsor of a bill that would legalize the use of recreational cannabis said he he thinks it only has a "one in three" chance of becoming law this year.  more
Albuquerque National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists are tracking a cold front surging into the Rio Grande Valley Sunday night (Feb. 9) that will combine with a passing disturbance to produce light amounts of snow over portions of western and central New Mexico tonight and Monday. 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
Legislature quote of the day: "I know more about tattooing and body piercing than anybody should know." Here's the latest goings-on from the Legislature: more
So-called "red flag" legislation narrowly cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday by a vote of 6-5. Senate Bill 5, also known as the Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act, now moves to the Senate floor for consideration. more
If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at funfishingnm@gmail.com. We may include your story in our next report. For catches of the week, include name, date, and location; type of fish, length and weight, if possible; and bait, lure or fly used. more
Legislative hopeful Lyla June Johnston will hold an evening of poetry, music and discussion as part of her campaign journey to Santa Fe. From 6-8 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 3), the Taos native will host an event to discuss the current climate crisis at the Bareiss Gallery, located at 15 State Road 150 in Taos. The event will be alcohol-free. Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring their favorite potluck dish to share with friends and community members. more
Taos definitely has talent - and singers like 7-year-old Jasmine Monique Sandoval proved that this year. Taos brought home the show at the 29th annual New Mexico Hispano Music Awards on Jan. 18 at the Ohkay Casino Resort Hotel in Española. Nine artists and bands from Taos brought home awards from this year's event. more
New Mexico Sen. Mimi Stewart's bill to reinstate the solar tax credit in New Mexico passed the Senate Corporations and Transportation committee on Monday (Jan. 27) by a vote of 7-2. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has listed this legislation as one of her priorities in this session. more
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