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Past articles by Bruce:

NM solar industry says tariff will kill jobs

Executives at solar energy companies in New Mexico say this week's decision by President Donald Trump to impose a tariff on imported solar cells will slow the … → Read More

Group: Incidents against Jews rise in N.M.

A swastika found in a restroom at Los Alamos National Laboratory, bomb threats at a Jewish center in Albuquerque... → Read More

Local businesses could see a boost

The galleries, shops, restaurants and professional offices that fill the retail and service needs in and around Santa Fe are often called mom-and-pop businesses.But for … → Read More

Park Service upgrade could gin up 1,100 NM jobs

'As the NPS begins its second century, it is grappling with $11.3 billion in deferred maintenance at the more than 400 sites it manages,' → Read More

Comment deadline extended on new tip pooling rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has extended the comment period on a new rule that some restaurant employees contend could lead to owners shorting them... → Read More

UC, Texas A&M might bid jointly on LANL

By Bruce KrasnowThe New MexicanWhen the University of California submits its bid to continue managing of Los Alamos National Laboratory, the public institution from the biggest, bluest state in the … → Read More

Legislators get rare cushion of money

For the first time in two years, state lawmakers will be heading into a session with a small cushion of new money that can be used to increase reserves or restore some spending cuts to government … → Read More

Much work to be done to prepare for census

New Mexico has always had some of the hardest-to-count census communities, and with the 2020 census just around the corner, it’s not too early for local governments to get involved and make … → Read More

Despite strong markets, state pension fund still short $5B

Even after a year of double-digit stock market growth, New Mexico's largest pension fund might have to alter payouts or contributions to meet its solvency … → Read More

Mora County joins lawsuit against opioid makers

Mora County, claiming its taxpayers are unfairly bearing treatment costs of addicts, has become the first local government in the state to join a lawsuit seeking to collect money from the companies … → Read More

Local brands losing favor with N.M. consumer, survey suggests

New Mexicans still have a lot of affection for locally owned stores and brands, but as more and more people go to the internet for purchases, that loyalty is eroding, says an annual survey released by The Garrity Group Public Relations. → Read More

Local tribal members prepare for solar eclipse

Tommy Lewis, superintendent of Diné Education on the Navajo Nation, is advising tribal schoolchildren to take shelter indoors Monday as the sky darkens during a rare solar eclipse. Taos Pueblo … → Read More

Tax-free shopping ‘big deal’ for some, less so for others

The general manager of the Office Depot at the DeVargas Center in Santa Fe knows that New Mexico’s annual tax holiday weekend is a big deal for many families. For weeks in advance, Carlos … → Read More

With little influence in health care talks, New Mexico put at risk

While New Mexico is among states that will feel a major economic impact from changes in the federal health care law, New Mexico has no Republican senators involved in private meetings about the bill in Washington, … → Read More

Revival of state's construction industry continues

New Mexico's construction industry continues to rebound, with the percentage of job gains for the 12-month period that ended in May sixth best in the nation. The state added 3,200 construction jobs over the 12 months, … → Read More

Heinrich backs VeneKlasen for State Land Office

The Democratic primary election for state land commissioner is a year away, but political newcomer Garrett VeneKlasen bagged a coveted endorsement Tuesday from U.S. Sen. Martin … → Read More

Home-based workforce in state higher than average

New Mexico has a higher percentage of home-based workers than the United States average and more of those workers are older than 65.That might not be a surprise considering the state is still a destination for those at … → Read More

Diversion program limits jail time, saves tax money

A community effort to keep drug users out of jail by offering counseling and support services is significantly reducing taxpayer costs for some types of offenders, according to the New Mexico Sentencing Commission. … → Read More

N.M. tops latest unemployment list; Taos County sits at 8.5%

While the labor market in most of the United States has heated up, a stagnant New Mexico economy has left the state with the nation’s worst unemployment rate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor … → Read More

Legislature acts on broadband internet access bills

New Mexico lawmakers are delivering on a promise to improve one of the state’s last-in-the-country rankings — the speed of broadband internet. Several bills are moving through the … → Read More