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PRC Reform Bills Introduced In House And Senate

Jan 18, 2013

Now that voters have approved constitutional changes to the state's Public Regulation Commission, lawmakers have introduced bills that will spell out exactly how PRC reform will take place.

Senator Tim Keller and Representative Tom Taylor have introduced bills in each chamber to set qualifications for future Public Regulation Commission members.  Both bills require a background in fields regulated by the PRC such as engineering, economics or consumer protection.  


Legislative Preview: Education

Jan 11, 2013

    Legislation dealing with education will be a hot topic for state lawmakers when they convene their 60-day session next week. Teacher pay, holding failing kids back, and charter schools are among measures to be debated.


 The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that it has launched a full investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department’s use of deadly force.

At a press conference, U.S Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez said the investigations focus will be to examine the department’s policies and practices.