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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

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

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

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

New York Times: Chemical Industry Courts Tom Udall

Paper reports Senate Democrats upset over the environmental champ's alleged bidding for industry

Local News The New York Times has published a story about an 'unlikely  alliance' between the chemical industry and New Mexico's Democratic US Senator Tom Udall, regarded as an environmental champion.

Friday, March 6, 2015 Justin Horwath

Councilor Maestas Recused From Mini Vote

Opposition to the bill that would ban the sale of alcohol bottles 8 ounces or less dwindles

Local News City Councilor Joseph Maestas will recuse himself from voting on a bill that would ban the sale of miniature liquor bottles in Santa Fe because his family business owns a liquor license for sale, a reversal fro...

Thursday, March 5, 2015 Justin Horwath

Less-Frequent Food

Deliveries from the Food Depot to Santa Fe senior centers now come only twice a month

News Briefs The Food Depot recently cut its weekly grocery deliveries to seniors at seven sites in Santa Fe down to every other week, says the nonprofit’s Executive Director Sherry Hooper.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Justin Horwath

SFR v Susana Martinez: Private Accounts

Judge says records custodian searches do not appear adequate

Local News One argument stood out in the otherwise routine briefing: That the doctrine of unclean hands prevents SFR from "profiting from its own illegal or inequitable activity through an award of equ...

Monday, March 2, 2015 Justin Horwath

Clean Sweep

Regional waste agency wants to close local transfer station

Local News This week, the agency that oversees both the recycling center and landfill here expects to finish writing a bid to seek a facility outside Santa Fe where the joint city/county agency can ship recyclables.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Justin Horwath

Judge: Gov.’s Political Calendar Not Public Record

News Briefs What the governor of New Mexico does that she considers “political” is not subject to the state’s open records laws, First Judicial District Court Judge Sarah Singleton has ruled.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Justin Horwath
 
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