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Albuquerque, NM – Legislators adjourned for the regular session more than a week ago without agreeing on a plan for state spending in the upcoming fiscal year.

The Senate budget proposal called for greater cuts in government spending, while the House version included more revenue-raising - or tax increases.

Advocates will be watching carefully this week as lawmakers discuss the budget.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business headlines.

Albuqerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with New Mexico Business Weekly's Megan Kamerick about this week's business headlines.

Albuquerque, NM – Every Thursday KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent about this weeks headlines.

Albuquerque, NM – The first was a bill to dedicate 5 percent of the state's capital outlay funds each year to tribal infrastructure projects.

Shiprock Democratic Senator Lynda Lovejoy said she was tired of begging the Senate Finance Committee for capital money for infrastructure in Indian Country.

Albuquerque, NM – Today marks the one year anniversary of when President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law.

The federal stimulus spending package is sending millions of federal dollars into New Mexico programs.

Former Governor Toney Anaya is heading up the New Mexico office of Recovery and Reinvestment.

His office has tallied more than 10,000 jobs that were created by federal spending last year. However, he says those numbers don't tell the whole story.

Santa Fe, NM – State lawmakers are still pushing through their final proposals and trying to negotiate a budget for the next fiscal year with a deficit of $500 million looming over every debate in Santa Fe.

We're checking in with reporters from the online news source the New Mexico Independent every day this week to hear about some of the sorties they're following.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus spoke with reporter Larry Behrens from the KUNM capitol studio.

Albuquerque, NM – There's a little less than one week left for this year's legislative session in Santa Fe. We're now getting daily updates from reporters with the online news source the New Mexico Independent. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus checked in with Editor Gwyneth Doland.

Albuquerque, NM – Every Thursday, we talk with reporters and writers from the online news source the New Mexico independent.

This week and next, we're checking in every afternoon with reporters from the independent from the state capitol to get updates on this year's 30 day legislative session.

Sarah Gustavus asked senior writer Trip Jennings to weigh on the latest budget news from Santa Fe, where the Senate Finance Committee, basically the Senate's budget committee held a key vote.

Santa Fe, NM – The state Senate has passed legislation that would change how the state calculates a preference for New Mexico companies that bid on state contracts. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus has this summary of what was a complicated debate on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon.

Santa Fe, NM – Action at the state legislature is really heating up this week. That's why we've decided to start bringing you updates every afternoon with reporters from the online news source, the New Mexico Independent.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus spoke with independent blogger and New Mexico Independent Reporter Heath Haussamen from our capitol studio in Santa Fe.

Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week in business news.

Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

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Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business news.

Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week in business news.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the New Mexico Independent.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business news from around the state.

New Mexico – The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that the federal government will move to impose stricter standards for smog pollution. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus has more on how those changes could affect New Mexico.

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business headlines.

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Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the New Mexico Independent about this week's top stories.

New Mexico Independent - 12/10/09

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Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

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Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business headlines.

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Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

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The economic woes of New Mexico have been big news in recent months. State lawmakers cut the budgets of several agencies and Governor Bill Richardson recently ordered furloughs for some state workers.

But the tough economy is also putting extra pressure on young people who are homeless.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus recently sat down with Karen Rowell, director of Youth Shelters, a Santa Fe based nonprofit.

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KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

The setting of a book can be just as important as the story itself. Author Tony Hillerman was known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels.

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