• The Latest: New Mexico tax reform plan gets hearing

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts by New Mexico lawmakers to resolve a state budget crisis (all times local):

    Updated: 4:40 pm

  • New Mexico lawmakers pressure governor to reinstate funding

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers sought new ways Thursday to increase state tax revenues and shore up state finances, urging Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to reinstate vetoed funding to state universities and the Legislature.

    Updated: 3:59 pm

  • The Latest: New Mexico Legislature begins special session

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts by New Mexico lawmakers to resolve a state budget crisis (all times local):

  • States rejecting bills intended to keep guns away from kids

    In state after state, proposals that would create or toughen laws intended to keep kids from getting ahold of unsecured guns have stalled — caught up in a debate over whether they are effective prevention measures or just government overreach.

  • New Mexico lawmakers confront budget crisis, governor

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Despite resistance from the governor, New Mexico lawmakers pushed forward with a string of tax and fee increases Wednesday during a special legislative session to restore funding for higher education and the Legislature.

  • New Mexico House speaker says tax reforms won’t get vote

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s tax on sales and business services will not come to a vote during a special legislative session, Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf announced Tuesday.

  • Texas Senate approves banning drones over stadiums, jails

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Drone flights could soon face new restrictions in America’s largest conservative state.

  • PawSox stadium plans heading to Rhode Island lawmakers

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Plans for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium are heading to Rhode Island lawmakers.

  • Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Each morning, Joanna Smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.

  • New Mexico lawmaker say governor’s appointments can wait

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The president of the New Mexico Senate says there will be no confirmation hearings for appointments by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez during a special legislative session that begins Wednesday.