News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MDT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small continues to outraise her Republican opponents in southern New Mexico's closely watched U.S. House race. Federal election records show the Las Cruces Democrat pulled in $556,453 from July 1 to September 30 after winning the seat in November. Records show she had over $1.47 million cash on hand.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico would use proceeds from recreational marijuana to eliminate taxes on medical cannabis and subsidize sales to low-income patients under a legalization proposal from an expert panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The recommendations Wednesday set the stage for a new push to authorize the recreational pot use when the Legislature convenes in January 2020. Local governments cannot prohibit marijuana sales under the proposal.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two studies show rents in New Mexico's largest city appear to be rising. The Albuquerque Journal reports the Texas-based company RealPage recently found rents around Albuquerque rose 5% in the past year. That's the 12th-largest jump among small metros during that same period.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) - Taos Air has announced that it will relaunch flights to Austin and Dallas in December, giving some Texans direct access to northern New Mexico for the ski season. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Taos Air will begin direct service Dec. 19 through March 29.
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