• 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.

  • 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.

    Updated: 2:46 pm

  • 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.

    Updated: 12:33 pm

  • New Mexico lawmakers seek new powers for oil regulators

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to increase the enforcement powers of New Mexico oil and natural gas regulators over drilling and environmental violations have earned an initial nod of approval from a panel state lawmakers.

    Updated: 1:10 pm

  • 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):

  • Republican lawmakers in New Mexico pitch budget alternatives

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico House of Representatives approved plans Wednesday to increase state revenues by $250 million, hold state spending steady and rebuild a financial cushion despite opposition from Republican lawmakers.

  • New Mexico Senate panel delays action on election bill

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Senate committee has delayed action a measure that would make it easier for independents to vote in primary elections.

  • New Mexico Senate confirms Gallagher as health secretary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has confirmed Lynn Gallagher as the head of the state’s public health agency.

  • Gabby Giffords steps into New Mexico firearms debate

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Congresswoman and mass shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords and her national advocacy group for gun safety stepped into a tense debate Wednesday at the New Mexico Legislature about proposals to expand background checks on nearly all commercial firearms transactions and to restrict access to guns temporarily in domestic violence situations.