NM House Vote Ends Long Political Conflict On Two-Tiered Driver’s License System

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NM House Vote Ends Long Political Conflict On Two-Tiered Driver’s License System

Legislature sends Governor bill aimed at streamlining process of obtaining standard non-REAL ID driver’s license and ID card

SANTA FE, NM – Late Wednesday night, the House of Representatives voted 50-16 to send the Governor a bill that would help streamline the process of applying for and obtaining a standard non-REAL ID driver’s license and identification card for countless New Mexico residents.

Bill Expunging Criminal Records Clears NM Senate

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Bill Expunging Criminal Records Clears NM Senate

By MILAN SIMONICH
msimonich@sfnewmexican.com

Committing a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West.

Now that is close to changing. The New Mexico Senate on Wednesday voted 28-13 for a bill clearing the way for both the wrongly accused — and those who committed certain crimes — to petition a court for expunction of those records.

Energy Bill’s Passage Portends End Of Coal Era In NM By STEVE TERRELL sterrell@sfnewmexican.com The Legislature has moved to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk a controversial bill designed to dramatically increase the amount of renewable energy used to p

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Energy Bill’s Passage Portends End Of Coal Era In NM

By STEVE TERRELL
sterrell@sfnewmexican.com

The Legislature has moved to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk a controversial bill designed to dramatically increase the amount of renewable energy used to produce electricity in New Mexico while also helping the Public Service Company of New Mexico recoup its investments in the coal-burning San Juan Generating Station near Farmington.

 

Key Senate Panel Adjusts State Spending Plan By ANDREW OXFORD aoxford@sfnewmexican.com A key Senate committee unveiled 123 different changes Monday to a $7 billion state budget approved by the House of Representatives, tweaking proposed raises for school

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Key Senate Panel Adjusts State Spending Plan

By ANDREW OXFORD
aoxford@sfnewmexican.com

A key Senate committee unveiled 123 different changes Monday to a $7 billion state budget approved by the House of Representatives, tweaking proposed raises for school teachers, funding for a marquee economic development program and plans to bring back soccer at the University of New Mexico.