Posts Tagged New Mexico

Water challenges to be eyed at town hall meeting

New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn, center, discusses water quality issues around the state as Laguna Pueblo Gov. Richard Luarkie and Luara McCarthy of The Nature Conservancy listen during a town hall in Albuquerque, N.M. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of state officials, water managers, researchers and others were participating in the two-day meeting with the goal of developing a series of recommendations as New Mexico grapples with drought. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A failure by New Mexico to address water supply challenges and climate change would have far-ranging effects on everything from national security to energy independence and the ability to compete in the global economy, a U.S. senator said Tuesday.

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Judges try to overturn Martinez’s veto on raises

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico judges sued Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday in an effort to overturn a veto that denied them an 8 percent pay raise, an increase the governor says too far eclipsed those given to other state employees like teachers.

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