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  1. Legislators consider allowing hemp productionRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2017 | KOB-TV

    During a news conference Thursday morning, House and Senate Democrats rolled out six bills they believe will boost the economy and create new jobs. One bill would make it legal to grow hemp in New Mexico, the same legislation Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed two years ago.

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  2. Democratic lawmakers pushing for minimum wage increaseRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2017 | KOB-TV

    Many New Mexicans making minimum wage might get a raise. Lawmakers in both the state Senate and House are looking to give it a bump with two different plans.

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  3. New Mexico Democrats seek out jobs in hemp, new minimum wageRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2017 | KOB-TV

    Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature say they want to create new jobs and boost the economy by allowing the cultivation of industrial hemp, raising the state minimum wage and adding local preferences to economic development incentives. Sen. Clemente Sanchez of Grants on Thursday announced the Democrats' six-point plan to boost employment that includes investments in broadband internet infrastructure.

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  4. New Mexico Legislature considers legalizing marijuanaRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2017 | KOB-TV

    The two lawmakers hope public opinion is different this time around in order to sway other legislators and Gov. Susana Martinez to legalize recreational marijuana. There are two similar bills, one in the House and one in the Senate.

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  5. Budget solvency plan advances in New Mexico LegislatureRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2017 | KOB-TV

    New Mexico lawmakers have outlined a compromise on solvency legislation designed to fix a state budget deficit and restore reserves. A conference committee of House and Senate lawmakers on Wednesday signed off on solvency measures that would target $46 million in local school district reserves to shore up the state general fund.

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  6. Two lawmakers pushing 'right to die' bill in New MexicoRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2017 | KOB-TV

    Two Democratic lawmakers are pushing a proposal would allow terminally ill patients in New Mexico to end their lives with help from doctors. Reps.

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  7. New Mexico House, Senate diverge on solvency planRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | KOB-TV

    New Mexico lawmakers are sending a budget solvency bill to the governor even as new disagreements have emerged over how to fix a state budget deficit and rebuild reserves. The Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would tap tax payments by insurance companies immediately instead of waiting for the next fiscal year.

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  8. Bills to reinstate New Mexico's solar tax credit move aheadRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | KOB-TV

    Bipartisan efforts are making headway in the New Mexico House and Senate to reinstate a tax credit that spurred nearly a quarter billion dollars of investment in roof-top solar and related jobs before expiring last year. A Senate panel on Tuesday endorsed one of three identical bills that call for renewing the credit for an additional eight years.

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  9. New Mexico bill would halt enforcement of immigration lawsRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | KOB-TV

    Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero has introduced House Bill 116 that would prohibit New Mexico police departments or sheriff's offices from cooperating with federal agents in deporting immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally. The Albuquerque Democrat's plan also would ban agencies from getting "federal funds, equipment, personnel or resources for the purpose of detecting or apprehending" such immigrants.

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  10. Lawmakers sponsor bill addressing solitary confinementRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2017 | KOB-TV

    Right now, there is no law regulating who can be placed in solitary confinement in New Mexico's prisons and jails. That would change if legislators pass a bill being proposed.

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  11. New Mexico House approves school spending cutsRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2017 | KOB-TV

    The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved funding cuts of 2 percent to most school districts across the state, while exempting districts with low cash reserves. The House vote on Monday added new exemptions to legislation approved last week the by the Senate that would shore up the state general fund by targeting school district cash reserves.

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  12. Bill would extend background checks to off-market gun salesRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2017 | KOB-TV

    One bill before lawmakers during this legislative session in Santa Fe would make it tougher for criminals to buy guns. The bill would effectively enforce background checks for buyers who go off-market at guns shows and flea markets.

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  13. Trump to nominate former NM congresswoman Wilson for Air Force postRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2017 | KOB-TV

    A White House statement said Monday that Wilson, a former New Mexico congresswoman and president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position, if confirmed.

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  14. New Mexico lawmakers react to presidential inaugurationRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | KOB-TV

    New Mexico's congressional leaders, who all attended the inauguration Friday of Donald Trump, weighed in on the day's significance and how they plan to work with the nation's 45th President. Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham expressed disappointment in Trump's remarks, but said she will work with the new administration for New Mexicans.

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  15. Bill restricting school district size would break up APSRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | KOB-TV

    Lawmakers got back to work in the Roundhouse for Day Two of the 2017 legislative session Wednesday, and one bill up for debate would see the state's largest school district broken up into three smaller districts. Simply put, two Republican lawmakers sponsoring the bill feel Albuquerque Public Schools has gotten too big over the years.

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  16. Bill adding first responders to hate crime law reintroducedRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    One bill being discussed during the 2017 legislative session would make attacking first responders a hate crime in New Mexico. Things like race, gender, sexual orientation are already protected under the state's hate crime law.

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  17. Q&A with Speaker of the House Brian EgolfRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2017 | KOB-TV

    When you set the scene for this legislative session, It could cause some concern. A major budget shortfall.

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  18. Q&A with Gov. Susana MartinezRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2017 | KOB-TV

    Balancing the budget is big, and there are big differences in how New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez wants to do it compared to Democratic lawmakers. We know her plan, and it involves a controversial idea with state employees' retirements.

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  19. Bill would allow municipalities to impose curfew for teenRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2017 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    State Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, is backing a teen curfew bill again this year. He hopes the legislation will not only address a rise in property crimes but will also tackle the city's growing murder rate.

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  20. An overview of New Mexico's 60-day legislative sessionRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2017 | KOB-TV

    Lawmakers adjourn after 60 days at noon Saturday, March 18. The governor then has until April 7 to sign the last bills. The House has 70 members: 38 Democrats and 32 Republicans.

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