Senator Mimi Stewart

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After more than three years of planning, Bernalillo County and community partners gathered on Tuesday, March 10, to break ground at the Albuquerque Indian Center. That’s the site of the new Tiny Home Village, a community of 30 120 sq. ft. homes for those experiencing homelessness. After other neighborhoods considered for the project pushed back, lawmakers and community members say the International District is welcoming its new neighbors.

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A prominent New Mexico lawmaker threatened to shut the public out of a legislative committee meeting concerning a landmark education lawsuit after journalists brought recording equipment.

Amending New Mexico's Convoluted Constitution

Mar 24, 2017
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State lawmakers proposed 32 changes to the New Mexico Constitution during this year’s 60-day legislative session. Only two passed – they’ll likely be approved by voters in 2018. But the state constitution is already 4.5 times longer than the federal one. So, what does it mean when a constitution looks more like a user’s manual than a clear, concise list of fundamental rights?