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February 24, 2017 – Education is one of the largest expenses in state government. Lawmakers cut education funding last year in the special session and districts across the state are now being asked to draw on their reserves to make … Continue reading Measuring Investments In Education

February 24, 2017 – It’s a challenge for everyday New Mexicans to keep track of what’s happening in Santa Fe during the legislative session. Bills are introduced and then travel through an amendment process that can be daunting to follow. … Continue reading Grading Legislation

February 17, 2017 – This week on New Mexico in Focus we look at Medicaid. New Mexico was one of 31 states and the District of Columbia that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and it helped contribute to … Continue reading Future Of Medicaid Unclear In New Mexico

February 17, 2017— This week marks the halfway point of the Legislature’s 60-day session and lawmakers are getting down to the nitty-gritty of putting together next year’s budget. This Friday night on New Mexico in Focus we look how exactly … Continue reading The Budget: How does this thing really work?

February 10, 2017 – The Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock Sioux tribes have vowed to continue to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline in court. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a final easement for the project earlier this … Continue reading Protecting Water In Standing Rock And New Mexico

February 10, 2017 – Leaders from tribes across the state came to Santa Fe last week for American Indian Day at the Roundhouse. Our correspondent Antonia Gonzales asked attendees about the priorities they emphasized in conversations with state lawmakers and … Continue reading Tribal Leaders Discuss Priorities On American Indian Day At The Roundhouse

February 10, 2017 – Voters in Bernalillo County voted overwhelmingly in 2014 to support a new tax to pay for mental and behavioral health services. This came after the shooting death of James Boyd, a homeless man who was schizophrenic, … Continue reading Behavioral Health Funding In Bernalillo County

February 10, 2017 – Opponents of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, have been advocating for its repeal since it was enacted in 2010. Yet, if it were to completely go away, more than 36,000 New Mexicans who have gained … Continue reading What will happen to New Mexicans if the Affordable Care Act is repealed?

February 10, 2017— This week on New Mexico in Focus we look at renewed efforts to create a statewide ethics commission. The sponsor of one bill argues what several polls have shown: The perception of corruption is bad for business … Continue reading Reforming Ethics To Spur Economic Development

February 3, 2017 – President Trump’s executive order on immigrants and refugees has affected individuals and families across the country, including here in New Mexico.  This week producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Nada Kherbik, a long-time resident of Albuquerque … Continue reading Refugees In New Mexico Cope With Fear And Uncertainty

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