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March 30, 2018 – Amazon has been collecting sales tax from its New Mexico customers for a while now, but they only collect state tax. The extra that cities add, and that citizens are used to paying, is not collected … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico Cities Losing Out On Amazon Sales Tax

March 23, 2018 – New Mexico is getting ready for an intense fire season. Experts predict that a drought may cause fires to burn hotter and faster than past years. Is New Mexico doing enough to minimize the risk? How … Continue reading The Line: Fire Season Approaches

March 23, 2018 – A public court hearing was held last week in the case that aims to reform the Albuquerque Police Department. It was the first hearing since Mayor Tim Keller and Police Chief Mike Geier took office. Many … Continue reading The Line: New Administration Address APD Reform

March 23, 2018 – There has never yet been a Native American Congresswoman. But this year, with at least four indigenous women running for Congress, that may change. A story in The New York Times this week featured Deb Haaland, … Continue reading The Line: Political Scene – Native American Women Running For Office & An Unusual Lawsuit

March 16, 2018 – Republican Steve Pearce joined democrats Jeff Apodaca, Joseph Cervantes, Peter DeBenedittis (who has since dropped out), and Michelle Lujan Grisham at NMFOG’s first ever Sunshine Week Open Government Candidate Forum focused solely on open government issues … Continue reading The Line: Government Accountability

March 16, 2018 – Legislators again failed to pass a proposal to expand early childhood education using money from the Land Grant Permanent Fund, and took issue when Allen Sánchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Bishops, called … Continue reading The Line: Racism Charge Over Failed Legislative Proposal

March 16, 2018 – The rise of the #MeToo movement has put sexual harassment under close scrutiny, and some New Mexico leaders have been ousted from their positions – either due to such allegations or their reactions to the allegations … Continue reading The Line: Sexual Harassment Allegations And Resignations

New Mexico will have to take on the federal government as well as Texas, according to the Supreme Court’s ruling on an ongoing Rio Grande water dispute. Gene Grant and the Line panelists take a look at this case and … Continue reading The Line: Supreme Court Rules On Rio Grande Water Dispute

March 9, 2018 – This week the Albuquerque City Council voted to increase the gross receipts tax by three-eighths of one percent in order to address a $40 million dollar deficit in the city’s budget and tackle the public safety … Continue reading The Line: Albuquerque City Council Votes To Increase Gross Receipts Tax

March 9, 2018 – Santa Fe voters chose Alan Webber as the new mayor and filled four seats in the City Council in the election held on Tuesday, March 6. It was the first time the city used ranked choice … Continue reading The Line: Santa Fe Choses New Mayor In “Instant Runoff” Election

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