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Behavioral Health Shakeup Bill Lands in GOP House

Legislation seeks to give providers of mental health more protections from Medicaid fraud allegations by state

Local News A bill that seeks to give providers of Medicaid services more protections avenue in exonerating themselves when the state accuses them of defrauding the Medicaid program is in front of a Republican-controlle...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 Justin Horwath

No Local Control

Bid to limit local control of oil and gas goes to Senate

Local News About 25 cities or counties in New Mexico have passed restrictions on mining, oil and gas that go beyond state laws. These are things like: dictating how close wells can be

Thursday, March 12, 2015 New Mexico In Depth

Full Recovery

Bill inspired by ‘Casanova con man’ case seeks more victims rights, but doesn't do much for white-collar crime victims

Local News In the context of a criminal case, “victim” is a word with strong legal muscle in New Mexico—stronger than in many states.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Justin Horwath

Testing, 1,2,3

PARCC Rolls Out Across the State

Local News Tens of thousands of students across New Mexico are taking PARCC for the first time over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Joey Peters

Duran, Oliver Tension Plays out at Roundhouse

Former secretary of state contenders at odds over advisory question bill

Local News Tension between the two former secretary of state candidates played out in a state House committee hearing over a bill that seeks to give New Mexico's top elections administrator more authority over what goes o...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Justin Horwath

PARCC Hits The Courts

Judge hears arguments in a lawsuit alleging bid-rigging in standardized test contract

Local News Lawyers from both sides of a legal challenge against the contract to write and administer the PARCC test have one month to send their proposed decisions to a Santa Fe District Court judge.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Joey Peters

Marijuana Moves in Senate Committeee

Decriminalization measure is heading for a floor vote

Local News The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would relax penalties for possessing certain amounts of marijuana possession Monday night by a wide 7-3 margin.

Monday, March 9, 2015 Joey Peters

Appeals Court Gives Anti-Wi-Fi Activist Win, Loss in Ruling

Three-judge panel upholds district court ruling against Arthur Firstenberg

Local News A three-judge panel with the state's Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's ruling against Santa Fe anti-Wi-Fi activist Arthur Firstenberg.

Monday, March 9, 2015 Justin Horwath

'Trolling for Assassins'

Four New Mexico Groups are identified on map they say incites violence

Local News Leaders of a New Mexico-based civil rights foundation are expressing concerns that “lunatics lusting to act” could target them for violence because of an Internet listing on an ultra rightwing group's "a...

Monday, March 9, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Can New Mexico Lead US Relations With Cuba?

State Rep. Miguel Garcia wants to establish Cuban Trade Office

Local News One state lawmaker wants New Mexico to take immediate advantage of the United States' opening relations with Cuba.

Friday, March 6, 2015 Joey Peters
 
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