Natalie Wadas, KRQE News 13

Natalie Wadas

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Natalie:

How much money can New Mexicans expect from the state in their rebate check?

A major tax reform bill just passed the House Floor Sunday, with major changes. → Read More

Roundhouse packed as end of legislative session approaches

It’s the final stretch for lawmakers trying to get their bills across the finish line, and there’s quite a bottleneck: every day, the stack of bills waiting for discussion and votes just keeps piling up. → Read More

Lawmakers look to create ‘wildlife corridors’

On average, New Mexico drivers got into 900 car crashes per year because of wildlife between 2002 and 2018. Lawmakers this year want to do something to cut down on those crashes. → Read More

Bill that would give New Mexico workers 12 weeks of paid family, medical leave advances

The efforts to give almost all workers in New Mexico up to twelve weeks of paid family and medical leave is picking up steam in the Roundhouse. → Read More

Lawmakers want to let LESC conduct ‘top-to-bottom’ study to improve education system

With New Mexico routinely ranked near the bottom in education, lawmakers are hopeful this bill will get signed this year. → Read More

Gun regulation has been a hot topic at the Roundhouse

There are only ten days left in the New Mexico legislative session. As we close in on the last-minute scramble to pass bills for this year's session, we take a look at one of the major themes that lawmakers have focused on: guns. → Read More

Renewing medical marijuana cards could get easier

There’s a push in the Roundhouse to make it easier and less expensive for more than a hundred thousand medical marijuana patients to keep their cards. → Read More

Roundhouse tables bill that would make it harder to get a revoked license back

Thousands of New Mexicans are driving around with suspended or revoked licenses, but one lawmaker wants to make sure that if they do get their licenses back—they have car insurance. → Read More

Roundhouse bill proposing tax reform moves forward

New Mexico House Bill 547 cuts down the amount taxpayers could see in cash rebates, lowers New Mexico's Gross Receipts Tax, and offers some new tax credits worth thousands. The bill passed on a 9 to 5 vote. It will head to the House Floor Wednesday, Mar. 8. → Read More

Roundhouse considers giving high school dropouts more time to get diplomas

Lawmakers in the Roundhouse are pushing to give high school dropouts more time to get their diplomas. They also want to let more schools become "dropout recovery schools" to help get more students to graduation. → Read More

New bill would make e-bikes more accessible to low-income residents

Senate Bill 343 would give e-bikes retailers cash rebates of up to $1,200 if the person they sold it to provides proof they are a low-income resident. The bill is scheduled to be discussed in the Senate Tax Committee on Thursday evening, Mar. 2. → Read More

Bill looks to raise salaries of judges in New Mexico

“This is for us a recruitment challenge. And it’s a perennial recruitment challenge. We believe, after a lot of hard thought and study over the course of the last several years, that tethering the metropolitan court and higher judges to the federal system will help advance this recruitment challenge,” says New Mexico Chief Supreme Court Justice C. Shannon Bacon. → Read More

Lawmakers want to make a fund to help recruit new firefighters in New Mexico

House Bill 345 looks to create a Firefighter Recruitment Fund, giving bonuses to folks who start working for a fire department as long as they stay employed there for three years. → Read More

Bill to expand voter access in New Mexico heads across Roundhouse

House Bill 4 updates and makes changes to New Mexico's election code to expand voting access and eligibility. It passed the House Floor on a 41-26 vote and will now head to the Senate Judiciary Committee. → Read More

Lawmakers want smaller class sizes in New Mexico

House Bill 413 puts a cap on how many kids can be in a classroom in each grade. → Read More

State official pay bumps debated at the Roundhouse

Senate Bill 442 proposes around a $50,000 pay bump for high-ranking state officials. The Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee passed the bill; it will now head to the Senate Finance Committee. → Read More

Effort to ban paramilitary groups from mobilizing in New Mexico progresses through Roundhouse

There’s a push in the roundhouse to essentially ban private militias in New Mexico. → Read More

Bill requiring self-driving vehicles to have human operators dies in Roundhouse

“I know that safety is obviously primary in our concern, but there’s no doubt automation is coming. Artificial intelligence is coming. Jobs are going to start disappearing, and this does need to be dealt with,” one person in support said. → Read More

New Mexico lawmakers push for front license plates again

Lawmakers are once again trying to require drivers in New Mexico to have front-end license plates. → Read More

State senator wants to give high school varsity coaches $5k bonuses

A bill is looking to give every head varsity coach in a public school a bonus. → Read More