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Public Health New Mexico
2:18 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Local Advocates Fight for Incarcerated New Mothers

Credit Art by Nani Chacon courtesy of Young Women United

A local advocacy organization is looking at reforming the way the judicial system treats women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Young Women United traveled to Santa Fe last week to make four recommendations to the Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee. Among them, judges should acknowledge pregnancy and lactation status when determining the conditions of bond or release.

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Local News
4:52 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Future Of Navajo Gaming Compact In Question

A Gaming compact between the Navajo Nation and the State of New Mexico failed to receive a vote by the state legislature before the end of session. With no agreement in place between the Nation and the State, the Navajo gaming industry could now be at risk, as well as nearly a thousand jobs.


The current Navajo Nation Gaming Compact is set to expire in 2015. However, with the states next legislative session focused only on budget matters, tribal officials say there will be no chance for the bill to be heard next year, leading to an expiration of the agreement.

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Local News
5:37 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Martinez Vetoes "Breaking Bad" Bill

After passing the House, Senate and various committees, the Film Production Tax Credit Increase - otherwise known as the Breaking Bad Bill - has been vetoed by Governor Susana Martinez. Governor Martinez cited the legislatures inability to pass a tax reform package as her primary reason to halting the expansion of New Mexico's film subsidies.

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Local News
5:11 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Guns For School Workers Bill Tabled

A proposal to allow school workers to carry concealed firearms on campuses has been tabled by the Senate education committee.
The bill, supported by the National Rifle Association, and introduced by Republican Sue Wilson Beffort would have allowed up to three school employees to carry concealed handguns on campus in order to provide added security.

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