August 7, 2014

"NM plans to reimpose work requirement for food stamps" Albuquerque Journal

Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration proposes to reimpose and broaden work-related requirements on low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps.  Starting in October, the state plans to restore a 20-hour-a-week work requirement for an estimated 26,600 childless adults to get food stamps. The mandate was suspended in 2009 because of the national recession. On-the-job training and community service also can help meet the work mandate.  The Human Services Department says it’s uncertain how many people would be affected by the proposed job search changes.


"Rail Runner Express to undergo safety review of Santa Fe crossings" Progressive Railroading

During the next 60 to 90 days, Federal Railroad Administration safety experts will join officials from the Rio Metro Regional Transit District, New Mexico Department of Transportation and other stakeholders to conduct a safety review of Sante Fe grade crossings involving the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. – 8/7/2014