Articles by Morgan Lee

Associated Press

New Mexico Driver’s License Revamp Draws Fresh Criticism

New Mexico officials ran into fresh criticism Tuesday about revisions to the state’s immigrant driver’s license law at a public hearing on the proposed regulations. The Department of Taxation and Revenue has said its plan to implement a law approved …

New Mexico Regulator Seeks More Time to go after Back Taxes from Insures

New Mexico’s superintendent of insurance pleaded Wednesday for more time to recover unpaid taxes on insurance premiums and investigate at least one company, after an outside audit uncovered $193 million in uncollected state revenue. Insurance Superintendent John Franchini told a …

New Mexico to go after $193M in Premium Taxes

New Mexico failed to collect at least $193 million in taxes on insurance premiums over the past five years, even as the state struggles this year to close a major budget shortfall, according to an independent review of collections. New …

New Mexico Court Rules Prison Firm Can Be Held Liable for Rapes

The New Mexico Supreme Court affirmed this week that a private prison operator may be held liable to pay damages to three female inmates who were raped by a guard. The opinion could influence the final outcome of an appeal …

New Mexico Governor Signs Ridesharing Bill

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez arrived this week in her first Uber ride and signed a bill allowing ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft to operate in the state. The Republican governor said the measure ends the confusion over whether the …