Tonjia Rolan Local area legislators have introduced 14 new bills since Jan. 26. The deadline for filing legistlation was Feb. 1. House and Senate bill progress has been updated to reflect information available 5 p.m. Monday.
Military retirees in living in New Mexico may see their state income tax burden reduced under a bill introduced this week in the State House by Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico). House Bill 162 proposes to exempt twenty-five percent of a retiree’s military pension income from the state’s personal income tax, with that percentage increasing to [...]
Days remaining in session: 28 Bill would limit bills A measure introduced by Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, would limit the number of bills a lawmaker can introduce each session. Under the plan, lawmakers could prefile as many bills online as they like before a session starts, but then would be limited to five bills [...]
The Portales News-Tribune reported that the ENMU regents wanted a president who could walk on water but had settled for one who could merely fly. Warren B. Armstrong of St. Cloud, Minn., was introduced Saturday as the sixth president of Eastern New Mexico University.
United Daughters The Ellen W., Jones Chapter of the United Daughters held their April meeting at the Portales Public Library Janelle Foster, Bess Jones, Jan Ross, and Margaret Smith served a hostess. An Easter theme was used in decorations and favors. President Janelle Foster called the meeting to order and introduced guests Stella Buie, Rev., [...]
By Robert Nott: The New Mexican A doctored version of an official Legislative Finance Committee document introduced in a House Committee session last week may cause more confusion and controversy about the merit of the state’s popular film incentive program. Jon Hendry, business agent of the local film technicians union, the International Alliance of Theatrical [...]
By John Sena: The New Mexican The House Education Committee on Friday morning narrowly approved a bill that would give a state institution the authority to take over the College of Santa Fe. Members voted 6-5 to approve House Bill 577, which was introduced by Rep. Lucky Varela, D-Santa Fe, and outlines the requirements for [...]
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 [...]
By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, with the help of some House Democrats, is pushing a package of bills that she said Tuesday will bring more transparency to state government. Denish told reporters at a news conference that her package is separate from the ethics legislation package being pushed [...]
Eastern New Mexico College Players presented “Antigone” as the first major dramatic production in the college’s new theatre. The play, originally set in Greece and written by Sophocles, was introduced to the English world five years earlier in France under German rule, an ironic note as the plot of the play includes a young girl [...]