We've been hearing about how the IRS gave extra scrutiny to tea-party groups applying for tax exempt status... and among those getting scrutiny - was the albuquerque tea party group... the IRS in late 2011 requested hundreds of pages of additional documentation from the albuquerque group... and the group is still waiting for a decision on its application. The group first applied for tax-exempt status in 2009.
governor susana martinez has signed a bill that will require convicted sex offenders who move to the state - to register with authorities - for the crimes they committed elsewhere. the measure also will require offenders to supply authorities with more information, like their e-mail addresses and monikers used on social networking sites. The law takes effect in july. it closes a loophole that had allowed some out-of-state sex offenders to avoid registration in new mexico.
Former new mexico state senator Odis Echols has died at the age of 82... echols served in the senate in the late 60s and 70s... he ran for governor in 1974 but lost the race. Echols later became a prominent lobbyist. He died thursday in albuquerque.
New Mexico governor Susana martinez recently signed legislation aimed at simplifying the tax code in the state. Among other things, the measure sets the maximum filing extension at 12 months and increases the protest filing period to 90 days. the changes take effect July first.
President Obama yesterday signed five proclamations designating sites as national monuments... and the rio grande del norte was one of them. He designated the sites under the antiquities act. The proclamation protects the sites. Following president Obama's signing of the proclamation, Senator tom udall celebrated the occasion.
A bill that's been sent to governor martinez - would give some lawmakers another chance to enroll in a state pension program. The bill was among the proposals approved during a 60-day legislative session that ended on Saturday. The bill helps former lawmakers and current members who missed previous deadlines for joining the retirement system. the proposal raises the amount lawmakers have to contribute to their pension plan. The governor has until april 5th to sign or veto legislation.