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NMSP Issues Missing Endangered Person Advisory

on February 23, 2019 - 1:40pm

NMSP News:

GALLUP - The following is information for the distribution of a Missing Endangered Person Advisory from the Gallup Police Department. Please refer all media inquiries to the Gallup Police Department at 505.722.2231.

The Gallup Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Kayla Bryce McCall, a Caucasian female, 30-years-old, 5’5”, 140 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes. She was last seen Feb. 22, 2019 at 400 Morgan Circle in Gallup.

It is unknown what she is wearing. She is driving a silver 2011 Jeep displaying a turquoise New Mexico license plate of

Bill To Increase Accountability, Remove Pensions From Elected Officials Convicted Of Corruption Advances

on February 23, 2019 - 9:07am

Rep. Matthew McQueen

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Today, a bill to add more accountability to those in publicly elected positions passed the House Judiciary Committee. House Bill 169, sponsored by Rep. Matthew McQueen (D-Galisteo), would remove the pension of an elected official if they are convicted of abusing their position of power.

“Elected officials are in a position of trust and if that trust is abused, New Mexicans deserve to know that they will be held accountable,” Rep. Matthew McQueen.

New Mexico Educators’ Pension Fund Investments Posts Annual Gains In Difficult Year

on February 23, 2019 - 7:10am
NMERB News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (ERB) fund, which provides defined pension benefits to the state’s public educational employees, posted net investment gains of just over $95 million for the 2018 calendar year.
 
This represents a return of 0.6% for the year, net of investment manager fees. The returns come during a time of extreme market volatility and underperformance. Thus, a 0.6% return is higher than most other investors when almost all stock markets posted losses.
 
As for longer term results, net of investment management fees, the ERB fund

FBI: Federal, State, Local Law Enforcement In New Mexico Team Up To Recruit Women March 11

on February 23, 2019 - 7:03am
 
 FBI News:
 
A team of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies has organized a recruiting event in Albuquerque focused on women interested in public safety careers.
 
The FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, New Mexico State Police, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, Albuquerque Police Department and Rio Rancho Police Department will be available to answer questions about law enforcement careers, 5-7 p.m., March 11 at Sid Cutters Pilots' Pavilion in Balloon Fiesta Park,
 
Doors will open at 4 p.m.

Legislative Roundup: Feb. 23

on February 23, 2019 - 6:58am

Bob Finch, a retired TV production worker and engineer, addresses an Americans for Prosperity rally Friday outside the state Capitol in Santa Fe. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

DuWayne Shaver, school choir and band director from Capitan, directs the defending state choir champions in A-AAA, for 2018 during a performance Friday at the Rotunda in the state Capitol in Santa Fe. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

By The New Mexican

Days remaining in the session: 21

Confirmations: The Senate on Friday voted 35-0 to confirm Alicia Keyes as secretary of the Economic Development

Senate OKs Bill To ‘Ban The Box’ On Job Applications

on February 23, 2019 - 6:39am
Sen. Bill O'Neill, D-Albuquerque
 
By MILAN SIMONICH
The state Senate on Friday approved a bill to prohibit private employers from using a job application that asks applicants about arrests or criminal convictions.
 
The measure carried 28-11 and now advances to the House of Representatives.
 
Employers would still be free to inquire about an applicant's record after reviewing the application, said the bill sponsor, Sen. Bill O'Neill, D-Albuquerque.
 
His proposal, Senate Bill 96, is intended to help people with a criminal history apply for jobs without

NWS: Today’s High Near 37, Tonight’s Low Around 11

on February 23, 2019 - 6:26am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 34 with mostly sunny skies, windy with gusts as high as 40 mph. Tonight’s low around 11 with wind chill values as low as zero. Courtesy/NWS

Interior & Environment Funding Bill Signed Into Law

on February 22, 2019 - 5:33pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, lead Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, announced that the funding bill his subcommittee authored, the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, was signed into law as part of the government funding package which passed Congress last week.
 
The bill provides critical funding for New Mexico’s public lands, infrastructure, environmental protection and stewardship, and programs for Indian Country.
 
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