Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports tomorrow--Saturday, April 29th--is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an effort to get expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs out of circulation.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge discusses a new national report that shows national park tourism in New Mexico creates more-than 130-million dollars in economic benefits for the state.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge examines Governor Susana Martinez's assertion that "state government is bloated," speaking with Carter Bundy, the Legislative and Political Director of AFSCME-the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-the state's largest public-sector union.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge speaks with New Mexico political observer and blogger Joe Monahan about the state government stand-off between the Legislature and Governor Susana Martinez.
With wildfire season now in full-swing, Tom Trowbridge reports on the State of New Mexico's efforts to heighten awareness of the dangers of fire, efforts that focus on prevention.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge speaks with the former United States Attorney for New Mexico, Damon Martinez and looks back at Martinez's tenure as the state's top federal prosecutor.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports that New Mexico's federally-required Every Student Succeeds Act Plan--the blueprint laying-out how the state plans to meet the expectations of the 2015 federal education law--is now in the hands of the federal Education Department for its review and approval.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge speaks with Think New Mexico Executive Director Fred Nathan about the 2017 New Mexico Legislative session and resulting budget stalemate, as well as the think-tank's capital outlay reform proposal.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on national research from the non-partisan Center for Budget and Policy Priorities that shows New Mexico's battle against substance abuse--in particular opioid addiction--would take a huge financial hit under the proposed Republican American Health Care Act. The AHCA is the proposed replacement health care law for the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare."
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge has the story of a gun-control bill considered during the 2017 New Mexico Legislative session that almost....almost became law.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Governor Susana Martinez recently announced changes to New Mexico's teacher evaluation system.
Tom Trowbridge has reaction from Ellen Bernstein, President of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports that New Mexico's 2nd District Congressman, Republican Steven Pearce, recently expressed his thoughts on President Donald Trump's proposal for a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on the New Mexico Supreme Court appointing a 16-member commission to study the state's elder guardianship system and recommend improvements.
The guardianship system has been the focus of a recent Albuquerque Journal series that highlighted its shortcomings.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on the reaction from State Senator Bill O'Neill regarding the recent veto by Governor Susana Martinez of his so-called "ban the box" bill.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: In Washington, new U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is promoting increased funding and emphasis on "school choice" policies, including school vouchers and charter schools.
But as Tom Trowbridge reports, the new Secretary's policy preferences are coming under fire from American Federation of Teachers-New Mexico President, Stephanie Ly.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Democratic Senator Tom Udall reiterated to New Mexico reporters this week his opposition to President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Tom Trowbridge reports.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on the New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department's "Pull-Together" efforts against child abuse and its recent expansion into schools.
Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge reports on the dispute between Republican Governor Susana Martinez and Legislative Democrats, who say eight vetoed bills during the regular legislative session didn't follow constitutional procedure and are not vetoes after all.