December 5, 2016

New Mexico facing $69M deficit, more trouble on horizon -- Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico’s budget woes show no signs of abating, as revenue estimates unveiled today show the state facing an estimated deficit of about $69 million for the current fiscal budget year even if all cash reserves are spent.

In addition, the amount of revenue projected to be available for the fiscal year starting in July 2017 is nearly $300 million less than original state spending levels for this year.-- 12/5/2016


Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route -- Santa Fe New Mexican

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten a water source and cultural sites. -- 12/5/2016