Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge has a round-up of news from the State Capitol, including Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham's comments to lawmakers last week and on legislation seeking tougher penalties for texting drivers.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on a six-bill package of legislation endorsed by Democrats that seeks to improve New Mexico's economy and create jobs.
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Today's Dateline New Mexico: At the State Capitol, New Mexico lawmakers are considering a proposed state constitutional amendment that seeks to register all eligible voters through motor vehicle licensing and registrations.
Tom Trowbridge reports.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: At the State Capitol this week, lawmakers considered bills seeking to cut the high rate of auto theft in New Mexico as well as a proposal that would prevent the purchase of so-called "junk food" items with SNAP benefits, or food stamps.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge speaks about the future of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare" with the CEO of Albuquerque-based Molina Health Care, Dr. Mario Molina.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels provided lawmakers with his "State of the Courts" address last week.
Tom Trowbridge reports it was a bleak assessment of the state's judiciary in light of recent funding cuts.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on news from the Roundhouse last week, including a class-action lawsuit filed against the state on wage theft and 3rd District Congressman Ben Ray Lujan's address to state lawmakers.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports the latest Kids Count Data Book--which ranks states in categories of child wellness--show some improvements this year, but remains dismal overall.
The New Mexico 2017 Legislative session got underway on Tuesday with the traditional State of the State address from Republican Governor Susana Martinez.
Tom Trowbridge has a recap of the speech and the Democratic response to it.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: The news about the number of drug overdose deaths in New Mexico has been dismal for decades.
But as Tom Trowbridge reports, the most recent set of numbers from the federal government show dramatic improvement.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tuesday is the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature's 60-day session, and the state's energy-driven budgetary woes will be the center of attention.
Tom Trowbridge reports.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on legislation sponsored by Los Lunas Representative Alonzo Baldonado that would create a special license plate to raise money for a fund that benefits family members of fallen New Mexico law enforcement officers.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on a legislative proposal to strengthen governmental ethics in New Mexico by establishing a commission to consider public-sector ethics complaints at the state and local levels of government, as well as for school boards.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports New Mexico's two U.S. Senators participated in a Democratic Senate discussion this week on the future of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as "Obamacare."
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on legislation that will be considered during the upcoming New Mexico Legislative session that would change the recall procedures of elected officials in some local governments across the state.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on a legislative effort to broaden New Mexico's impaired driving law to include driving with certain amounts of controlled substances or metabolites in the bloodstream.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge speaks with New Mexico's lone Republican in Congress, 2nd District Representative Steve Pearce about his goals for the Congressional session that began last week, the future of Obamacare and the recent flap over a House ethics committee.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on a PBS documentary airing Monday titled, "Containment" that focuses on New Mexico's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant as the film details the complexity of the worldwide problem of attempting to contain nuclear materials.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge discusses a legislative proposal to take an additional one-percent from New Mexico's Land Grant Permanent Fund and dedicate the money to early-childhood education programs.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on legislative efforts to change the way schools are governed in New Mexico--proposals that eliminate the job of State Education Secretary.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: A newly-released study on New Mexico's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program--the program formerly known as "welfare"-- concludes the state could do a much better job lifting people out of poverty.
Tom Trowbridge reports.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge speaks with Emery University Political Science Professor Alan Abramowitz. Dr. Abramowitz shared his perspective on election 2016 with an audience at the University of New Mexico in an address titled, "The Revolt of the White Working Class: How Trump Won and What It Means."