June 30, 2014

"New Mexico texting while driving law goes into effect Tuesday" – Las Cruces Sun News

New Mexico drivers will be prohibited from using cellphones to send or view text messages while driving when a new law to prevent distracted driving goes into effect on Tuesday.  In March, Gov. Susana Martinez signed Senate Bill 19, which penalizes drivers for texting while their vehicles are in motion.  The bill becomes law on Tuesday.


"Las Cruces sales tax to rise Tuesday" – Las Cruces Sun News

Expect to pay more for that green enchilada plate – or just about anything else you buy in the city.  Starting Tuesday, the gross receipts tax – often called sales tax – is going up in Las Cruces according to City Manager Robert Garza.  That means residents are going to have to pay more — about 37.5 cents on a $100 purchase – for most products and services inside the city.  Though the tax is assessed to businesses, they often pass it on to customers. – 6/30/2014