ABQ JOURNAL: Gov. signs Real ID measure into law

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed into law a measure that puts New Mexico driver’s licenses in line with the stricter requirements of the federal Real ID Act and ends the fractious, five-year debate over whether undocumented immigrants should legally drive. Martinez signed House Bill 99 on Tuesday at a news conference at the Albuquerque International… Read more

ABQ JOURNAL: Gov. Martinez signs bill reducing state-required testing

SANTA FE, N.M. — Standardized testing for New Mexico high school students — at least those in two grade levels — will be reduced next year under legislation signed into law today by Gov. Susana Martinez. The new law, which will be in effect in time for the 2016-17 school year, will do away with… Read more

KOB: Governor signs bill for extra compensation for cops, firefighters injured on duty

Life will suddenly get a little easier for New Mexico police officers and firefighters who get injured in the line of duty, thanks to a bill the governor signed into law Thursday. It guarantees that injured cops and firefighters won’t have to deal with increased health care costs and shrinking retirement benefits while they’re recovering…. Read more

ABQ JOURNAL: Governor signs bill toughening penalties for DWI

SANTA FE, N.M. — Surrounded by teary-eyed families who lost loved ones because of drunken drivers, Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 118 into law, significantly increasing the penalties for the worst DWI repeat offenders and for drunken drivers who kill people on the road. The signing ceremony was held at the State… Read more

ROSWELL DAILY RECORD: Governor signs airline subsidy bill

Surrounded by local lawmakers, Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation in Roswell Wednesday that expands the ability of local governments to provide financial incentives to attract commercial airline service. The bill-signing ceremony at the Roswell International Air Center was on the eve of new flight service between Roswell and Phoenix beginning today. The bill Martinez signed… Read more

ABQ JOURNAL: Martinez signs spending bill for next budget year

SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez signed off Monday on a $6.2 billion spending plan for the coming budget year that relies on one-time fixes, such as diverting money from government accounts and drawing down the state’s cash reserves, to avoid steep budget cuts. But even with the budgetary tourniquets, overall New Mexico state spending… Read more

THE REPUBLIC Sandia National Laboratories has returned to accepting New Mexico driver’s licenses for visitors to gain entry to its facilities

SANTA FE, New Mexico — Sandia National Laboratories has returned to accepting New Mexico driver’s licenses for visitors to gain entry to its facilities. A Sandia official said Monday that a New Mexico driver’s license is now acceptable by itself to verify a person’s identity to access the premises. New Mexico last week was given… Read more

ABQ JOURNAL: Gov. Martinez signs crime, safety bills into law

SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law three bills Sunday afternoon, two aimed at providing judges with more information about a criminal defendant’s history and one that creates a system to notify the public when a person with mental or physical disabilities is missing. “These bills are all going to make our… Read more

AP: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is signing a state budget that trims overall state spending while bolstering Medicaid health care and paying for prison guards, State Police and some veteran teachers

SANTA FE, New Mexico — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is signing a state budget that trims overall state spending while bolstering Medicaid health care and increasing pay for prison guards, State Police and some veteran teachers. The Republican governor announced on Monday her endorsement of the $6.2 billion budget as she met with business… Read more

KRQE NEWS: Gov. Susana Martinez signs New Mexico state budget

On Monday, Gov. Susana Martinez endorsed the new state budget during her meeting with business leaders in Albuquerque. The $6.2 billion budget reduces overall state spending while increasing spending for Medicaid health care, and salaries for prison guards, State Police and some teachers. Reducing spending was a top priority for New Mexico lawmakers during the 2016 Legislative Session due to plunging oil… Read more