With the 60-day legislative’s adjournment looming in less than 24 hours from now, the Senate’s Majority leader reflected on the 2015 session to this point. Democrat Michael Sanchez says the session’s top accomplishment up to now is agreement on a six-point-two billion dollar budget. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with Sanchez Thursday. Listen Here
It’s called the “Truth in Political Advertising Act,” introduced in the State Senate by Howie Morales, one of the Democrats’ unsuccessful 2014 candidates for Governor. Morales says his campaign experience and seeing the very low voter turnout in last year’s general election prompted his sponsorship of the measure. Only about 40-percent of New Mexico’s registered voters participated in last November’s election.
Democratic Leaders from around the country are gathering this weekend in Santa Fe. Congressman Ben Ray Luján and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi toured the Santa Fe Community College on Friday. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon tells us more. Listen Here
One of the issues left unsettled as the 2015 Legislative Session draws to a close is the compact signed earlier this year between several Indian tribes and governor Suzanna Martinez. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports. Listen Here
With only two days left in this year’s 60-day legislative session, we continue to feature some of the voices from this year’s session, including views from some of our Representatives on transparency in government, a topic we covered early in this legislative session. Plus, we’ll hear from Representative Jane Powdrell- Culbert, the first African American to be elected on our state’s Republican ticket. KSFR's Zelie Pollon brings us these reports. Listen Here
By this time next year stalks of industrial hemp could be taking root in fields of New Mexico’s arid climate and small businesses that’ve been sowing the seeds of the industry could begin to turn a profit. As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, a senate bill establishing state authority over industrial hemp faces one of the last hurdles before being sent to the governor’s desk for her signature. Listen Here
With only three days left in this year’s 60-day legislative session, we continue to feature the voices of people presenting and supporting bills being considered during this year’s session, focusing on their thoughts of this session and the legislation they still hope to see passed. Listen Here
Lucky Shire Pharmaceuticals. The Irish drug-maker just had the popular ADHD drug, Vyvanse, approved as the first (and to date the only) treatment for the newly-recognized binge eating disorder. For Shire's bottom line this could mean another $300 million a year in sales. But prescribing Vyvanse to treat binge eating, NY Times investigative reporter Katie Thomas told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, means putting millions of people on an addictive amphetamine. Shire was fined $56 million by the FDA for misleading advertising for Vyvanse as a treatment for ADHD, by overstating its eff