Yvette Herrell

New Mexico PBS

NMPBS Election Special 10/16, 7p: Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (Democrat) is seeking a second term in this year’s Second Congressional District campaign in a rematch from 2018 against challenger Yvette Herrell (Republican). That election was decided by fewer than 4,000 votes. The district spans nearly the entire southern half of New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Carlsbad, Alamagordo, Socorro and Los Lunas. The seat was held by a Democrat for two terms starting in 2010, but has been a traditional Republican stronghold. New Mexico in Focus host Gene Grant hosted both of the candidates for in-depth discussions of the issues they are focused on to try to win a seat in Congress for the next two year term.

Public Health In The 2015 Session

Mar 24, 2015
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Psychiatric Meds In School—PASSED

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UPDATE Thursday 3/5 at 6 p.m.: KUNM Host Chris Boros and I just discussed the two abortion bills making their way to the House floor soon, including HB 391, which requires doctors to alert parents at least 48 hours before a minor gets an abortion, and HB 390, the

Late-Term Abortion Ban Heard In State House

Feb 20, 2015
Gwyneth Doland

New Mexico is one of only a handful of states that don’t restrict late-term abortions. But that could change if a bill moving through the state Legislature is successful.

Lobbyist Disclosure Reforms Shelved

Feb 9, 2015
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Skeptical lawmakers rejected a proposal Monday that would have given the public more information about lobbying at the state Legislature.

The bill (HB 155) would have required lobbyists to divulge their salaries, file reports of their estimated and actual lobbying expenses, and list the issues—but not the exact bills—they are working on.

Payday Loan Cap On Hold Despite Prayers

Feb 4, 2015
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Despite the vocal support of a group of religious leaders, a legislative panel decided on a party-line vote Wednesday to set aside two proposals (HB 24 and HB36) that would have limited interest rates on short-term loans.