Deadlock stalls Skandera confirmation

Skandera Confirmation

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – For almost three years, education secretary appointee Hanna Skandera’s confirmation has been stuck in the senate withou…

Business incentive could hike power bills

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Are you willing to pay more on your power bill to bring more business to the state? That’s at the center of a debate about…

Dems push REAL ID fix

SANTA FE (KRQE) – For the fifth time in four years, Gov. Susana Martinez’s push to repeal the law allowing immigrants here illegally to get …

Lottery scholarship plan moves forward

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The House overwhelmingly passed a plan to shore up the lottery scholarship fund on Friday, a plan that is almost cer…

Lopez comment about governor causes stir

SANTA FE (KRQE) – In a crowded field of five Democrats looking to challenge Gov. Susana Martinez in the general election, Sen. Linda Lopez, …

Senate approves minimum wage proposal

SANTA FE (KRQE) – On a 24 to 17 vote, the Senate has approved a proposal to allow voters to decide whether to raise New Mexico’s minimum wag…

Committee pushes through texting ban

SANTA FE (KRQE) – A bill that would ban texting while driving has cleared another hurdle in the legislature. A House committee pushed the bi…

Session pace picks up with a week to go

SANTA FE (KRQE) – From the outside, it looks like Santa Fe has become Washington D.C. With less than a week left in the 30-day session, the …

State budget still at a stalemate

SANTA FE (KRQE) – With just eight days left in the legislative session, there is no sign of a break in the stalemate over the budget. On Wed…

Education secretary issue heads to Senate

SANTA FE (KRQE) – A plan to get rid of New Mexico’s education secretary is headed to the Senate floor after a panel approved it. Democrat Mi…

Push to legalize pot stalls

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Efforts to legalize marijuana in New Mexico this year went up in smoke Tuesday morning. Four Republicans and a Democrat vo…

High-paying jobs focus of tax bill

SANTA FE (KRQE) – A bipartisan proposal aimed at attracting high-paying jobs to New Mexico is starting to get some traction at the Roundhous…