Editor’s note: This is the first of an 11-part series detailing Las Cruces Utilities’ 11-week Lush and Lean workshops educating citizens how to maintain a garden while being conscientious of water usage. By Suzanne Michaels For the Bulletin Landscape architect David Cristiani describes himself as an Air Force brat who has lived all over the country.

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Bulletin Report The New Mexico State Senate voted 30 -10 to require that one of the five New Mexico State University (NMSU) regents have a degree or at least experience in agriculture. The bill requires that one of the five regents have a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate in the fields of agriculture, agriculture systems management, animal

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Bulletin Report On Feb. 22, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) endorsed Senate Bill 315, which, if passed, will make sharing emergency medical services (EMS) easier in New Mexico and other states. Sponsored by Sen. Sander Rue (R-Bernalillo), the bill was introduced in the New Mexico Legislature earlier this month. It would allow New

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Bulletin Report On Feb. 22, the New Mexico State Senate voted unanimously to confirm Lynn Gallagher as Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH). Gallagher was appointed as secretary designate by Gov. Susana Martinez following the passing of Secretary Retta Ward in March 2016. Prior to her appointment, Gallagher served as deputy

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Bulletin Report One state senator on Wednesday is proposing a tax overhaul bill whose provisions, he says, could be the cure-all for the state’s budget crisis. Sen. William Sharer (R-Farmington) would cut out most taxes state and local taxes and replace them with a flat two-percent tax on things people buy. Sharer says studies show

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  By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin After nearly 90 minutes of discussion and public input, the Las Cruces City Council voted six to one in favor of a resolution that opposes the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico. President Donald Trump has proposed the wall. If built, it would stretch across

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Bulletin Report On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the House of Representatives approved a Senate-amended proposal to provide emergency funding to New Mexico’s judiciary branch. House Bill 261, as amended by the Senate, makes supplemental appropriations for the New Mexico Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). It will provide $80,000 to the Supreme

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Bulletin Report On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the state House of Representatives passed two bills that aim to ensure New Mexico attracts and retains good teachers. The bills–HB 124 and 163–seek to do this by improving teacher evaluations and recognizing teacher skill and competency. Rep. Debra Sariñana (D-Albuquerque) sponsored HB 163, to make teacher evaluations more

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