November 12, 2015

Report: More insured means less costs for indigent care -- Santa Fe New Mexican

A new report by the Legislative Finance Committee shows that for the first time, hospitals are spending less money on indigent care because more and more patients have some type of private insurance or government-issued Medicaid coverage.

It is the first look at the issue of indigent health care costs since the requirement that most people have health insurance or pay a fine became federal law.  -- 11/12/2015


Supreme court says state can't buy textbooks for private and religious schools -- Santa Fe New Mexican

The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Public Education Department can’t use tax-payer money to buy textbooks for private and religious schools because it violates the state constitution.

The high court’s ruling reversed a state court of appeals ruling that said that the education department was allowed to buy textbooks for private and religious schools as it does for public schools. -- 11/12/2015


Museums and Libraries Step-Up Efforts to Tackle Economic Distress in Poor Communities, Says New Report from IMLS and LISC -- IMLS Press Release

A new national report finds that many museums and libraries are leveraging their prominent local positions to help rebuild troubled neighborhoods, driving economic, educational and social efforts that help raise standards of living.

Museums, Libraries, and Comprehensive Initiatives: A First Look at Emerging Experienceis part of a collaborative research effort by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) examining the ways that museums and libraries are helping fuel successful comprehensive community revitalization efforts and offer best practices for other institutions to follow. -- 11/9/2015


The Festival of the Trail comes to historic site -- El Defensor Chieftain

El Camino Real Historic Trail Site marks one of New Mexico’s most important cultural artifacts, the historic El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Royal Road of the Interior Lands. The 1,500 mile historic trade route that extends from Mexico City to Ohkay Owingeh is one of the oldest thoroughfares in the United States.

On Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the historic site celebrates its 10th anniversary with the Festival of the Trail. -- 11/6/2015