Peter St. Cyr

Albuquerque, NM – The New Mexico Supreme Court ordered Governor Susana Martinez to restore the state Labor Board in Santa Fe last week. But KUNM has learned the City of Albuquerque has not had a functioning Labor Board since Republican Mayor Richard Berry was elected. That long delay may be over. The Labor Board is scheduled to hold its first public meeting in 18 months. On Tuesday, the Board will finalize the nomination of a neutral Board Chairman.

Albuquerque, NM – With U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich vacating his first congressional district seat to campaign for the U.S. Senate, politicians on both sides of the aisle are already lining up to replace him in the House.

Albuquerque, NM – Just weeks after five-term U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced his retirement plans, 1st District Representative Martin Heinrich ended speculation and formally launched his 2012 Senate campaign this weekend. He met Saturday with reporters at the 18th Annual C sar Ch vez birthday celebration.

Albuquerque, NM – Workers from several local unions armed with signs and chanting "power to the people" held a public vigil and labor rally at noon Monday in Albuquerque.

Santa Fe, NM – After a flurry of last-minute hearings, a few long-winded filibusters, and backroom negotiations, lawmakers have wrapped up their 60-day legislative session in Santa Fe. While they didn't re-define marriage, or re-instate the death penalty, they did agree to trim spending and balance the state budget.

Santa Fe, NM – A proposal making its way through the State Capitol this week could shed more light on the way regulators in Santa Fe approve health insurance rates. Supporters want companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield to publicly reveal financial information like profit reports and to schedule public hearings before premiums are increased.