• Lawmakers consider bills aimed to payday loan industry

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of House lawmakers on Friday reached what supporters are touting as a compromise as consumer advocates push to rein in the payday and title loan industry in New Mexico.

  • New Mexico shores up funding for jury trials

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is providing emergency funding to the judiciary to avoid the suspension of jury trials.

  • The Latest: New Mexico panel halts beer ban for DWI convicts

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 2:30 p.m. on a New Mexico proposal to ban alcohol for repeat DWI offenders (all times local):

  • St. Louis ordinance seeks to pre-empt Missouri abortion laws

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new ordinance in St. Louis prohibits discrimination based on “reproductive health decisions,” an effort by the heavily Democratic city to pre-empt a slew of anti-abortion measures advancing through Missouri’s Republican-controlled Legislature.

  • Latest wilderness plans draw fire from New Mexico ranchers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s two senators have introduced legislation they say has been years in the making to set aside tens of thousands of acres as wilderness on opposite ends of the state in areas recently designated as national monuments.

  • New Mexico bill would ban alcohol for repeat DWI offenders

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic-control House committee blocked a proposal Thursday that would have banned alcohol for New Mexico’s repeat drunken drivers and created one of the most restrictive DWI laws in the country.

  • New Mexico considers special chile pepper license plate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With red and green chile saturating nearly every facet of life in New Mexico, a legislative panel on Thursday put its support behind a measure that calls for the creation of a special license plate adorned with the hot peppers.

  • New Mexico lawmakers seek new powers for oil regulators

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would restore one agency’s authority to impose administrative penalties against oil and natural gas well operators in connection with petroleum and wastewater spills, under a bill endorsed by a Senate panel on Thursday.

  • INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade legislators across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road.

  • The Latest: Revenue increases clear New Mexico House

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