• The Latest: Discussion delayed on powers for oil regulator

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on increasing New Mexico’s regulatory powers over oil and gas drillers (all times local):

  • New Mexico contemplates new powers for oil regulators

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature may restore the state’s authority to impose administrative penalties of up to $10,000 per day against oil and natural gas companies for violations of operating and environmental rules.

  • APNewsBreak: Utah’s anesthesia abortion law unenforced

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.

  • Lawmakers unveil New Mexico budget plan

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic New Mexico lawmakers are advancing a $6.1 budget plan that would increase classroom spending, shore up judicial funding and replenish incentives for job training and business expansions.

  • Labor secretary nominee faces Senate hearing, for 4th time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate.

  • New Mexico reconsiders subsidies to high-risk insurance pool

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration sought Friday to shift the state’s financial obligations for a group of 2,700 people with serious and expensive medical conditions to the private health insurance market.

  • Thousands join Rep. Pearce’s telephone town hall

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 10,000 callers participated in U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce’s telephone town hall, which his office said was an alternative way for the Republican congressman to meet with his constituents who are spread throughout New Mexico’s rural 2nd District.

  • New Mexico Democrats rally around tax plan to fix budget gap

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats in the New Mexico House of Representatives are rallying around a package of tax and revenue measures designed to shore up state finances and stave off spending cuts to education and Medicaid health care.

  • After failed union vote, Boeing hails Trump visit to plant

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Boeing workers’ overwhelming anti-union vote at the aviation giant’s 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina is a big victory for Southern politicians and business leaders who have lured manufacturing jobs to the region on the promise of keeping unions out.

  • Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his original pick abruptly withdrew from consideration.