• 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):

    Updated: 12:50 pm

  • New Mexico lawmakers confront budget crisis, governor

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are converging Wednesday on the state Capitol for a special session aimed at resolving a fiscal crisis.

  • 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.

  • High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court’s ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.

  • 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.

  • 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 budget woes bring national teachers union leader

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The national president of the American Federation of Teachers is coming to New Mexico amid the state’s budget woes.

  • Repairs study set for Evansville’s 102-year-old Bosse Field

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An evaluation is planned on Evansville’s 102-year-old baseball stadium after state lawmakers approved allowing a special tax for needed repairs.