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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - NM: Consumer Issues

For Santa Clara's Centro de Amistad Community Center, installing solar panels means the money once spent on electric bills can be used to feed senior citizens. (New Energy Economy)

SILVER CITY, N.M. – At the heart of an economic development effort in the Village of Santa Clara in southern New Mexico, a rooftop solar system is now part of the senior center. It's known as the Centro de Amistad Community Center, and Mayor Richard Bauch says solar's longevity makes it a gr

National school funding data shows that some of the poorest states in the country spend $1,000 more per pupil than New Mexico. (liberationnews.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Thirty-six states will elect new governors tomorrow, and in New Mexico, educational funding promises to be a huge issue for whoever next holds the office. Incumbent Susana Martinez is term-limited, which means either Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham or Republican Steve Pearce

Environmental groups say the person who wins New Mexico's race for public lands commissioner next week could have a huge impact on climate change. (npca.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The surge of oil and gas drilling in New Mexico in the past 18 months also has led to a surge of influence spending in the race for the next Commissioner of Public Lands. Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard, Republican Pat Lyons and Libertarian Michael Lucero all want the job, but

Despite its abundance of sunshine, New Mexico is not among the top 10 states for the number of solar megawatts installed, houses powered or jobs generated. (nmsolar.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A hearing for a proposed community solar project near Las Cruces is scheduled for next month, even after El Paso Electric attempted to withdraw its proposal. New Mexico's Public Regulation Commission has put the hearing on its calendar, despite opponents' successfully arg

New Mexico's regressive tax system puts the highest burden on the lowest-income families, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. (teachforamerica.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Regressive tax systems hurt children and families, according to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy - and by that standard, it says New Mexico has the 19th-worst tax system in the United States. The study showed that as a share of their income, the lo

Even with the additional options that opened up under the Affordable Care Act, New Mexico has 180,000 residents without health insurance. (khn.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Albuquerque City Council on Monday became the sixth governing body in the state to pass a resolution supporting a proposal to allow all New Mexico residents access to a low-cost health plan through Medicaid. The plan would include uninsured people who don't qualify for

New Mexico has more than 13 million acres of BLM lands that drive the state's economy through fishing, hunting and wildlife watching. (newmexico.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The recreational opportunities for hunting, angling and wildlife-watching on Bureau of Land Management lands in New Mexico are matched only by their economic benefits, according to a new study. The research to determine spending on wildlife-related recreation tells the Ne

New Mexico has up to 340 annual days of sunshine, making it one of the top 10 states where solar is a viable energy source. (votesolar.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A hearing officer for the New Mexico authority that decides utility company rates says fees imposed on solar customers should be dropped. The Public Regulation Commission has been asked to approve an 11.6 percent increase in the $28 "standby" fee charged to solar customers

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