The Corrections Department recently instituted a week-long ban on visitors to the prisons in order to ease the workload on officers. A spokeswoman said the department likely will impose the ban once a month until the department can hire and keep more guards.
Roswell and neighboring communities are pushing for the bill because they say they are negotiating with a major U.S. airline.
The Senate Education Committee on Monday tabled a bill that would hold back third-graders who can’t read at grade level by the end of the school year, effectively killing the proposal for this legislative session.
On Monday, the Martinez Administration continued defending its 2013 decision to freeze funding to 15 behavioral health organizations — even as the attorney general announced that his agency had cleared almost all of them of criminal wrongdoing.
As has been the case for years, the biggest reported expenses have been from the state’s ski and golf industries, which see the gifts as a good way to spread goodwill and get lawmakers to visit their facilities.
Do I wish Bernie were a woman or a person of color or both? Yes. Is it worth casting my vote for someone because of their gender or race despite being out of step with my own hopes and progressive values? No way.