SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new computer system is skewing the data on unemployment claims in New Mexico.
The state's "fully integrated tax and claims system" launched Jan. 6. But because the switchover was done Jan. 1 to Jan. 6, those collecting unemployment were unable to re-certify or file new claims for unemployment from New Mexico during that time.
Because of the shutdown, the number of claims being reported to the federal government is way down.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers are proposing a tax credit to encourage businesses to hire students receiving graduate degrees in science and technology from a New Mexico college.
The measure is to help stop the so-called brain drain of highly educated professionals leaving New Mexico for jobs in other states after earning a master's or doctorate degree in mathematics, engineering, technology, the sciences or a health-related field.
Employers could receive a tax credit of $5,000 for each qualified graduate that's hired for a full-time job with benefits.
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Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o "perpetuated the heartbreaking story" of a girlfriend's death after he supposedly had learned he was the victim of a hoax and that she never existed, The Associated Press writes.
High demand for propane across much of the West has prompted New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to declare an emergency.
Governors in Nevada and Arizona did the same Tuesday in an effort to speed up deliveries of liquefied petroleum by lifting some regulations.
Martinez says her order will also allow suppliers to move propane through the state faster as New Mexico deals with frigid temperatures. Specifically, the executive order suspends regulations on the number of hours that suppliers may drive.
Martinez's order will be in effect for the next 14 days.
The federal government is proposing new limits for pollution from a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation, but the plant's owners say it will be costly.
The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal released Friday aims to improve visibility at places like the Grand Canyon. The EPA says upgrades at the Navajo Generating Station in Page would reduce haze-causing nitrogen oxide emissions by 84 percent, or 28,500 tons per year.
KUNM Call In Show 1/17 8a: Now that Governor Susana Martinez has agreed to expand Medicaid to cover an additional 170,000 low income adults, what does that mean for the state? Are there enough health care providers to provide the health care? How will the expansion be implemented?
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. An amateur prospector in Australia thought he'd stumbled on a car hood. It turned out to be a giant gold nugget shaped like a goldfish. The owner of the local gold shop told the Herald newspaper that if the anonymous prospector was silly enough to melt it down it would be worth nearly $300,000.
Unlikely, since its size and shape make it so rare. The gold will be worth far more to a museum or collector. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.