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.
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.
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.