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  • Feds Look at ATV Regulation Today
        Newly released statistics that show more people are getting hurt and killed on all-terrain vehicles show there's a dire need for federal ATV regulation, a consumer group said Wednesday.
    (Thursday, November 6, 2003)

    Lawmakers OK $1.6 Billion Roads Plan
        SANTA FE— Lawmakers on Wednesday adjourned their special session after approving a $1.6 billion transportation package sought by Gov. Bill Richardson and containing nearly $60 million in state tax and fee increases.
    (Thursday, November 6, 2003)

    Legislature Nears Conclusion
       SANTA FE   —   The Legislature's special session neared an end Wednesday and Gov. Bill Richardson praised lawmakers for their work on a nearly $1.6 billion transportation package.
    (November 5, 2003)

    N.M. Gets Tough on Predators
        SANTA FE— Gov. Bill Richardson signed a tough sex-offender bill into law Tuesday while legislators debated a $1.6 billion transportation package that included several tax and fee increases.
    (Wednesday, November 5, 2003)

    Senate to Return To Take Up Road Package
        SANTA FE— Senate leaders agreed to come back into special session today to consider a House-passed $1.6 billion transportation package sought by Gov. Bill Richardson.
    (Tuesday, November 4, 2003)

    Gov. Calls Senate Adjournment 'Temporary Setback'
        SANTA FE— The state Senate bailed out of a special legislative session Friday, unable to find majority support for a tax package sought by Gov. Bill Richardson.
    (Saturday, November 1, 2003)

    Senate OKs Tougher Sex-Crime Penalties
        SANTA FE— Sex offenders would face tougher penalties and increased supervision under a bill sought by Gov. Bill Richardson and approved by the Senate on Thursday with no opposition.
    (Friday, October 31, 2003)

    Senate Adjourns, Leaving House To Wrap Up Work
       SANTA FE   —   Senators headed home Friday from a special session of the Legislature, leaving unfinished part of the agenda that Gov. Bill Richardson had laid out for lawmakers.
    (October 31, 2003)

    Top Dems Offer Tax Options
        SANTA FE— Democratic legislative leaders on Thursday introduced separate tax bills in what they described as efforts to resolve tax issues in the special session.
    (Friday, October 31, 2003)

    N.M. Senate Won't Block Immigrant Licenses
        SANTA FE— The state Senate has shelved a Republican-backed proposal aimed at stopping New Mexico from issuing driving licenses to illegal immigrants.
    (Friday, October 31, 2003)

    Senate To Get Sex-Offender Bill
        SANTA FE— Gov. Bill Richardson's sex offender package is headed to the Senate after swiftly passing the House without an opposing vote Wednesday.
    (Thursday, October 30, 2003)

  • Governor Supports Tax Increases (Thursday, October 30, 2003)
  • Fights Flare Up Over Sex-Crime Bills (Wednesday, October 29, 2003)
  • Democrats Foil GOP Effort on Megan's Law (October 28, 2003)
  • Dems' Proposal Would Increase Taxes, Fees on Liquor, Motor Vehicles (October 28, 2003)
  • Sex Laws Replace Tax Fixes (Tuesday, October 28, 2003)
  • Lawmakers Back For Unpopular Special Session (October 27, 2003)
  • Gov. Meets, Seeks Lawmakers' Support (Monday, October 27, 2003)
  • License Plates for All, From Vets to Neutered Pets (April 17, 2003)
  • Home-Loan Bill Among Last Signed (Saturday, April 12, 2003)
  • Bills Signed by Gov. Richardson Friday (April 11, 2003)
  • Bill Paves Way for 4 New Cabinet Departments (April 8, 2003)
  • Summaries of Bills Signed Into Law Friday (April 4, 2003)
  • Richardson Signs Massive Education Reform Package (April 4, 2003)
  • Governor Signs Water-Plan Bills (Friday, April 4, 2003)
  • Governor Signs Bills for Military Benefits (April 3, 2003)
  • Bills Vetoed by Richardson on Wednesday (April 2, 2003)
  • Summaries of Bills Signed Into Law (April 2, 2003)
  • Richardson Signs, Vetoes Bills (April 2, 2003)
  • Special Session May Look into Health Care (Wednesday, March 26, 2003)
  • End of Session Kills Gov's Truancy Measure (Tuesday, March 25, 2003)
  • Lawmakers' Retirement Benefits Get Boost Without Gov.'s Signature (Sunday, March 23, 2003)
  • Legislature Ends 60-Day Session (Sunday, March 23, 2003)
  • Bills Plentiful, but Few Passed as Session Closed (Sunday, March 23, 2003)
  • The Legislative Session at a Glance (Sunday, March 23, 2003)
  • Overview of What Passed, Failed During Legislative Session (March 22, 2003)
  • Legislature Approves Do-Not-Call Bill (March 22, 2003)
  • Governor Praises Legislative Session (March 22, 2003)
  • Gay Rights Bill Goes to Governor (March 22, 2003)
  • Pork Bill Heads to Gov. (Saturday, March 22, 2003)
  • Domestic Violence Addressed (Saturday, March 22, 2003)
  • Lawmakers OK Fund for Museum Repairs (Saturday, March 22, 2003)
  • Gov. Signs $4.1 Billion Spending Plan (Saturday, March 22, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Saturday, March 22, 2003)
  • Governor Signs $4 Billion Budget, Praises Legislative Session (March 21, 2003)
  • Concealed-Handgun Bill Sent to Governor (March 21, 2003)
  • Legislature Approves Bill For State Water Plan (March 21, 2003)
  • House OKs Changes in How School Funds Allotted (Friday, March 21, 2003)
  • Lawmakers' Retirement Bill Awaits Gov. (Friday, March 21, 2003)
  • House Passes 70-Cent Cigarette Tax Hike (Friday, March 21, 2003)
  • Hate Crimes Bill Poised for OK (Friday, March 21, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Friday, March 21, 2003)
  • Way Cleared for Education Reforms (Thursday, March 20, 2003)
  • Gov. Awaits Moneymaking Measures (Thursday, March 20, 2003)
  • Benefit Boost for Unemployed Becomes Law (Thursday, March 20, 2003)
  • DWI Penalty Increase Goes to Gov. (Thursday, March 20, 2003)
  • Gov. Gets Compromise Tobacco Legislation (Thursday, March 20, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Thursday, March 20, 2003)
  • Albuquerque May Lose Extraterritorial Zoning Powers (Thursday, March 20, 2003)
  • Senate OKs Plan for Health Emergencies (Wednesday, March 19, 2003)
  • Senate Approves Tough DWI Bill (Wednesday, March 19, 2003)
  • House OKs Bill To Boost Lawmakers' Retirement Benefits (Wednesday, March 19, 2003)
  • Senate Passes Revised Education Measure (Wednesday, March 19, 2003)
  • State Spending Increase of 5% Goes to Gov. (Wednesday, March 19, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Wednesday, March 19, 2003)
  • Secretary Plan Gets House Ok (Tuesday, March 18, 2003)
  • Gov.'s 1st Veto Hits Oil Agency (Tuesday, March 18, 2003)
  • Communities May Benefit From Gaming (Tuesday, March 18, 2003)
  • House Vote Bans Cockfights (Monday, March 17, 2003)
  • Senate OKs Strict Telemarketer Bill (Sunday, March 16, 2003)
  • Lawmakers Lobby Gov. To Raise Benefits (Sunday, March 16, 2003)
  • Telecom Bill Erases Standards, Critics Say (Saturday, March 15, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Saturday, March 15, 2003)
  • Mayor Will Fight Water Bill OK'd by Senate (Saturday, March 15, 2003)
  • Gov. Signs PRC Campaign Funding Plan (Saturday, March 15, 2003)
  • Hate Crime Bill Wanted (Saturday, March 15, 2003)
  • Drivers Could Take Pinto Highway to Pinto Highway (Saturday, March 15, 2003)
  • House Revives Same-Sex-Partner Insurance Bill (March 14, 2003)
  • Senate OK's Bill To Kill Living-Wage Ordinance (March 14, 2003)
  • Predator Measure Has More Teeth (Friday, March 14, 2003)
  • Building Plans Would Speed Up (Friday, March 14, 2003)
  • Small Projects Would Be Free From Wage Law (Friday, March 14, 2003)
  • New City-County Utility Ownership Proposed (Friday, March 14, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Friday, March 14, 2003)
  • House Approves Bill To Strengthen Megan's Law (March 13, 2003)
  • Adult-Guardianship Program May Change Offices (Thursday, March 13, 2003)
  • Campaign Funding Faces Test (Thursday, March 13, 2003)
  • House OKs Prescription-Drug Benefit Expansion (Thursday, March 13, 2003)
  • House OKs 5.4 Cent Increase in Gasoline Tax for Road Work (Thursday, March 13, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Thursday, March 13, 2003)
  • Senate Approves Ignition Interlock Bill (March 12, 2003)
  • Cockfighting Ban Clears 2nd Panel, Faces More Hurdles (Wednesday, March 12, 2003)
  • Senate Gets Redistricting (Wednesday, March 12, 2003)
  • Committee OKs Higher Benefits (Wednesday, March 12, 2003)
  • Senator Seeks More Medicaid Fixes (Wednesday, March 12, 2003)
  • Kelly Picked for Energy Regulatory Commission (Wednesday, March 12, 2003)
  • Prize Offered for a Logo on Tourism (Wednesday, March 12, 2003)
  • Cockfighting Ban Proposal Clears Hurdle (March 11, 2003)
  • Lawmakers Lap Up Freebies (Tuesday, March 11, 2003)
  • Richardson Enlists Ex-Govs. (Tuesday, March 11, 2003)
  • Sue Texas for Lost Land, Senate Says (Tuesday, March 11, 2003)
  • Jocks Could Pass a Ball Instead of Class (Saturday, March 8, 2003)
  • Budget Wrinkles To Be Ironed Out (Saturday, March 8, 2003)
  • Medicaid Changes Move Ahead (Saturday, March 8, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Saturday, March 8, 2003)
  • Unions Regain Right To Bargain (Saturday, March 8, 2003)
  • Plan Would Increase Tax on Cigarettes (Saturday, March 8, 2003)
  • Top Internet Scams (March 8, 2003)
  • Governor Signs Collective Bargaining Bill (March 7, 2003)
  • Senate Backs Amendment to Fund Education Reform (Friday, March 7, 2003)
  • Future Uncertain for Bill To Ban Cockfighting (Friday, March 7, 2003)
  • House Rejects Medical Marijuana (Friday, March 7, 2003)
  • No-Call Measure Extends Hours (Friday, March 7, 2003)
  • House Approves Diverting Tobacco Funds (Friday, March 7, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Friday, March 7, 2003)
  • Measure Clamps Down on Body Art (Friday, March 7, 2003)
  • Bills Sweeten the Pot for Lawmakers (Thursday, March 6, 2003)
  • Senator Drops Bill Relaxing Rules on Mine Cleanup (Thursday, March 6, 2003)
  • House Passes Animal-Hoarding Measure (Thursday, March 6, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Thursday, March 6, 2003)
  • Gov. Fights Plan for Strong Education Board (Thursday, March 6, 2003)
  • Bill Aims To Stop 'Dot Cons' (March 6, 2003)
  • House Takes on Cockfighting (Wednesday, March 5, 2003)
  • Bid for Second Vote Tabled (Wednesday, March 5, 2003)
  • Bargaining Bill Goes to Gov. (Wednesday, March 5, 2003)
  • Legislative Summary (March 4, 2003)
  • Collective Bargaining Bill Goes To Governor (March 4, 2003)
  • Redistricting Move Unconstitutional, AG's Office Says (Tuesday, March 4, 2003)
  • House Rejects Time Change Proposal (March 3, 2003)
  • House Panel Tables Measure That Would Limit Wage Laws (March 1, 2003)
  • House Passes $4 Billion Budget Plan (Saturday, March 1, 2003)
  • House OKs Public Money for Campaign (Saturday, March 1, 2003)
  • House OKs Measure for Schools (Saturday, March 1, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Friday, February 28, 2003)
  • Plan To Boost Unemployment Benefits Has Wide Support (Friday, February 28, 2003)
  • Rules Committee Dems Pass Redistricting Bill (Friday, February 28, 2003)
  • Toad, Lizard May Crawl Onto State Creatures List (Friday, February 28, 2003)
  • House May Relax Telecom Oversight (Friday, February 28, 2003)
  • Senate Passes Hate Crimes Bill (Friday, February 28, 2003)
  • Budget Plan on Way to House (Thursday, February 27, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Thursday, February 27, 2003)
  • Conference Meetings Could Open (Thursday, February 27, 2003)
  • Gov. Wants School Reform Bill (Thursday, February 27, 2003)
  • Senate Passes Measure Banning Bias Against Gays (Thursday, February 27, 2003)
  • Albuquerque Nears Curfew for Teens (Wednesday, February 26, 2003)
  • Panel OKs Security Department (Wednesday, February 26, 2003)
  • Three Approved for ENMU Board (Wednesday, February 26, 2003)
  • MADD Applauds DWI Bills (Wednesday, February 26, 2003)
  • House OKs Runoff Elections (Wednesday, February 26, 2003)
  • Drivers Could Be Drunk While Parked, Under Senate Bill (February 25, 2003)
  • Bill To Generate Medicaid Revenue Passes House (February 25, 2003)
  • Gay Rights Measure Passes House (Tuesday, February 25, 2003)
  • Legislature Takes Aim at DWI (Tuesday, February 25, 2003)
  • Committee Backs ENMU Regent Picks (Tuesday, February 25, 2003)
  • Bill Allowing Concealed Guns Passes Senate (Saturday, February 22, 2003)
  • Public May Get To Attend Legislative Committee Talks (Saturday, February 22, 2003)
  • Senate Confirms Five for Regent Positions (Saturday, February 22, 2003)
  • Civil Rights Measure Shelved (Saturday, February 22, 2003)
  • Senate OKs DNA Testing To Show Felons' Innocence (Saturday, February 22, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Saturday, February 22, 2003)
  • School Budget Divides Senate (Friday, February 21, 2003)
  • Lawmakers Happy at Halfway Point (Friday, February 21, 2003)
  • Senators Clash Over Redrawing District Maps (Friday, February 21, 2003)
  • Richardson Still Enjoying Honeymoon With Legislature (February 20, 2003)
  • House Passes Emergency-Response Measures (Thursday, February 20, 2003)
  • House Approves Ballot Bill (Thursday, February 20, 2003)
  • Effort To Redraw Districts Thwarted (Thursday, February 20, 2003)
  • Senate Honors Reporter's Fairness (Thursday, February 20, 2003)
  • Gov. Heads to Chicago To Lure Businesses Here (Thursday, February 20, 2003)
  • State Fair Appointees Approved by Committee (Thursday, February 20, 2003)
  • Mass-Transit Plans Would Raise Taxes, Fees (Wednesday, February 19, 2003)
  • Dems Want To Redraw Districts (Wednesday, February 19, 2003)
  • Tobacco Fund a Burning Issue (Wednesday, February 19, 2003)
  • 'Scalpel' Whittles Medicaid Expenses (Wednesday, February 19, 2003)
  • Senate Passes Collective Bargaining Bill (February 18, 2003)
  • House Approves Unemployment Changes (February 18, 2003)
  • House Approves Bill To Raise Minimum Wage (February 18, 2003)
  • Bingaman Proposes Measure To Boost Medicaid (Tuesday, February 18, 2003)
  • Third Parties Opposed to Lujan Bill (Tuesday, February 18, 2003)
  • Bill Would Ease Mine Environment, Water Rules (Tuesday, February 18, 2003)
  • Raises for Teachers Clear House Panel (Tuesday, February 18, 2003)
  • Governor Signs '03 Tax Cuts (Saturday, February 15, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Saturday, February 15, 2003)
  • Former UNM President Among WNMU Regents (Saturday, February 15, 2003)
  • Device Helps DWI Offenders Drive Sober (Saturday, February 15, 2003)
  • Legislature Salutes Black History Past, Present (Saturday, February 15, 2003)
  • Panel Passes Teacher Licensing, Pay Hike (Saturday, February 15, 2003)
  • Gov. Signs Tax-Cut Package (February 14, 2003)
  • Lawmakers Tire of N.M. Guard Infighting (Friday, February 14, 2003)
  • House, Senate Set Deal on Tax Cuts (Friday, February 14, 2003)
  • Anti-Execution Bill Advances in House (Friday, February 14, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Friday, February 14, 2003)
  • Senate Panel OKs Terror Plan (Friday, February 14, 2003)
  • Regents Approved Despite Dislike of Gov.'s Policy (Friday, February 14, 2003)
  • 'Gray Water' Bill Backed (Friday, February 14, 2003)
  • Legislature Gives Final Approval To Tax Cut (February 14, 2003)
  • Panel Passes Measure Aimed at Selecting, Removing Guard Commanders (February 13, 2003)
  • Colonel Challenges Guard Commander (February 13, 2003)
  • Tentative Compromise Reached on Tax Cut Plan (February 13, 2003)
  • Half of Filers Will Benefit in Gov.'s Tax Plan After 4 Years (Thursday, February 13, 2003)
  • Bill Would Allow Forced Evacuations (Thursday, February 13, 2003)
  • House, Senate To Hash Out Tax-Cut Differences (Thursday, February 13, 2003)
  • Regent Nominees Get Panel OK (Thursday, February 13, 2003)
  • Concealed Gun Law Passes Committee (Thursday, February 13, 2003)
  • Senate Panel OKs Test for Campaign Finance (Thursday, February 13, 2003)
  • Senate OKs UNM Regents, Letters and All (Wednesday, February 12, 2003)
  • Panel Tables Bill To Shift Tobacco Funds to Medicaid (Wednesday, February 12, 2003)
  • A Capital Day for Hispanics (Wednesday, February 12, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Wednesday, February 12, 2003)
  • Tax Cuts Pass With Ease in Senate (Wednesday, February 12, 2003)
  • House Approves Limit On Fees For Copying Documents (February 11, 2003)
  • Senate Confirms Three UNM Regents (February 11, 2003)
  • Revenue Estimate Points to Budget Squeeze if Tax Cut Doesn't Work (February 11, 2003)
  • 'Circuit Breaker' Out of Tax Bill (Tuesday, February 11, 2003)
  • Senate Panel OKs Regent Nominees (Tuesday, February 11, 2003)
  • Rape Birth Control Bill Passes House (Tuesday, February 11, 2003)
  • N.M. Revenue Jump Predicted (Tuesday, February 11, 2003)
  • Diplomat Opens Hispanic Day (Tuesday, February 11, 2003)
  • 4 Terrorism Bills Get Boost (Friday, February 7, 2003)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Friday, February 7, 2003)
  • Dems Block House Debate on Gov.'s Tax Cut Plan (Friday, February 7, 2003)
  • Labor, Gov. Rally for Collective Bargaining (Friday, February 7, 2003)
  • DWI Measure Passes House (Friday, February 7, 2003)
  • Domestic-Abuse Bill Reviewed (Thursday, February 6, 2003)
  • House Passage Gives Butterfly Bill a Lift (Thursday, February 6, 2003)
  • Committee Tables Exemption Question (Thursday, February 6, 2003)
  • Bill Takes Aim at Snack Foods in Schools (Thursday, February 6, 2003)
  • Another Round in Cockfight Battle (Thursday, February 6, 2003)
  • High-Speed Police Chases on Agenda (Thursday, February 6, 2003)
  • Senate Panel OKs Use of Tobacco Money (Wednesday, February 5, 2003)
  • Curfew Bill Goes Before Senate (Wednesday, February 5, 2003)
  • Senate Committee Kills Bill To Outlaw Cockfighting (Wednesday, February 5, 2003)
  • Indians Outline Challenges (Wednesday, February 5, 2003)
  • Gov. 'Very Gratified' by Tax Cut Vote (Tuesday, February 4, 2003)
  • Bill Would Bar Offenders (Tuesday, February 4, 2003)
  • Senate Panel OKs Conroy Chino (Tuesday, February 4, 2003)
  • Jobs, Schools, Health Care Face Lawmakers, Wilson Says (February 3, 2003)
  • Senate Approves Governor's Income Tax Cuts (February 3, 2003)
  • Bill Seeks Better Police Training on High-Speed Chases (Saturday, February 1, 2003)
  • 3 More Secretaries, State Engineer OK'd (Saturday, February 1, 2003)
  • DWI Penalties Reconsidered (Saturday, February 1, 2003)
  • Educators Applaud Governor's Call for 6% Pay Hike (Saturday, February 1, 2003)
  • Gov. Wants Tax Cut Passed by Next Week (January 31, 2003)
  • Senate Confirms Denko, Other Richardson Appointees (January 31, 2003)
  • Bill Would End Death Penalty (Friday, January 31, 2003)
  • Senate Confirms Governor's Highway, Corrections Leaders (January 30, 2003)
  • Senate Panel Supports Income-Tax Cuts (Thursday, January 30, 2003)
  • Gov. Signs Bill To Pay for Session (Thursday, January 30, 2003)
  • 3 Named to Investment Panel (Thursday, January 30, 2003)
  • Cockfighting Targeted Again (Thursday, January 30, 2003)
  • 4 Cabinet Nominations Go to Senate (Thursday, January 30, 2003)
  • Medicaid Bills Make Way Into Session (Thursday, January 30, 2003)
  • Plan Aims To Help Unemployed, Cut Insurance Cost To Business (January 29, 2003)
  • Governor's Tax Bill on Fast Track (January 29, 2003)
  • Improved Collection Can Help Pay for Tax Cut, Agency Says (January 29, 2003)
  • Governor Signs Bill To Increase His Budget (January 29, 2003)
  • Four New Secretaries Head Departments (Wednesday, January 29, 2003)
  • Gov. Touts N.M. to Foreign Execs (Wednesday, January 29, 2003)
  • Bill To Fight Election Fraud Put on Ice (Wednesday, January 29, 2003)
  • Senate Confirms First Cabinet Members (January 28, 2003)
  • Creation of State Water Plan in Works (Tuesday, January 28, 2003)
  • Committee Approves Four Richardson Nominees (Tuesday, January 28, 2003)
  • Three on PRC Back Public Funding for Races (Tuesday, January 28, 2003)
  • Aragon Complains as He's Left Off Finance Panel (Tuesday, January 28, 2003)
  • Spending Bill Sent To Governor (January 27, 2003)
  • Fight Over Abortion Rights Looms in Legislature (January 25, 2003)
  • Lobbyists Pay for Golf, Beer, Political Contributions (January 24, 2003)
  • State Senate Passes $20.2 Million Feed Bill (Friday, January 24, 2003)
  • N.M. Chief Justice Pleads for Budget Increases (Friday, January 24, 2003)
  • House Approves 38 Percent Budget Increase For Governor (January 22, 2003)
  • 'Give Me the Tools,' Gov. Says (Wednesday, January 22, 2003)
  • Panel OKs More Money For Richardson's Office (Wednesday, January 22, 2003)
  • Lawmakers Convene, Richardson Outlines Priorities (January 21, 2003)
  • Richardson's State Of The State Address (January 21, 2003)