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The bicycle-advocacy group, Bike Santa Fe, recently asked all of the city’s candidates for Mayor in next month’s elections to fill out a survey on bicycle issues. Tom Trowbridge has the story:

KSFR's Wake Up Call For February 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018

On today’s Wake-Up Call: Tom Trowbridge has news from the Roundhouse as lawmakers prepare to wrap-up their session Thursday. Also, Ellen Lockyer reports on New Mexico’s drought….and a local bicycle advocate discusses a survey sent Santa Fe mayoral candidates.

KSFR's Wake Up Call For February 12, 2018

Feb 13, 2018

On today's KSFR Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Steve Terrell at the New Mexican about happenings at the Roundhouse with less than a week to go in the 2018 session, and they discuss the news—or lack of it—in the race for U-S Senate. Also on the program, a New Mexico State Senator again floats a flat tax proposal.

Columnist and reporter Steve Terrell with the New Mexican has been following action this legislation session on a bill that would allow Public Service Company of New Mexico to recoup its investment in to-be mothballed coal plants by issuing low-interest bonds that would be paid off by customers over a 20-year period. Among its features, the legislation also requires PNM to obtain 50-percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. It also would create a 19 million dollar economic development fund for San Juan County, where coal plants are located.

Farmington Senator William Sharer has been advocating a flat-tax approach for the past four legislative sessions and continued the effort this year. Tom Trowbridge reports:

Navajo Times Report

Feb 9, 2018

KSFR's Tom Trowbridge speaks with Navajo Times editor Duane Beyal about what's coming up in this week's edition.  The Navajo Times report is a weekly feature on KSFR's Wake-Up Call morning news magazine.

Pre-K Bill Heads To Senate Education

Feb 9, 2018

A measure that would fund early childhood education for New Mexicans 3 and 4 years of age has gained House approval.  Now HJR 1 heads to the Senate Education Committee for scrutiny before it can be heard by the full Senate for debate and vote.  The bill would take money from New Mexico's $17.5 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for pre-K programs.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer speaks with New Mexico Early Childhood Education Partnership director Claire Dudley Chavez about the bill.

Wake-Up Call, Friday, February 9

Feb 9, 2018

On today's Wake-Up Call, host Ellen Lockyer reviews the progress of a bill now in the legislature that aims to provide funding for Pre-Kindergarden education for New Mexicans ages 3 -4.  And we'll hear about recent honors for the Santa Fe Film Office.  That and a preview of a Veterans and Active Military winter fun retreat at Angel Fire.  

KSFR Reporter John Shannon talks with Linda Hughes, one of the organizers of Angel Fire's Military Winterfest about the annual celebration held in honor of our veterans and active military service members.

At the Roundhouse, legislation to address recently-identified deficiencies with New Mexico’s guardianship system is moving forward. Tom Trowbridge has the story:

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MONDAY Feb. 12 - The US Constitution guarantees that everyone facing criminal charges, even if they can’t afford one, is entitled to legal counsel. The State of New Mexico effectively says, “Can’t afford it.” Maggie Shepard of the Albuquerque Journal on the state’s over-burdened Office of the Public Defender. TUESDAY Feb. 13 - Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon are all self-made American billionaires. They’ve succeeded by creating new solutions to investing, retail marketing and...

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