Each year almost a million tax returns are filed in New Mexico.  And last fiscal year, these returns generated  one-and-a-quarter billion dollars.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper talked with New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla to find out what taxpayers need to know this year.  Secretary Padilla is a Certified Public Accountant herself, who has spent nearly three decades working with taxes in both the private and public sector. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:03pm MDT

Few economies have been harder hit by the crash in the global price of oil than Latin America's number one oil producer, Venezuela.  The currency has been plunging in value, inflation is at an annual rate of 64%, and AP's Caracas Correspondent Hannah Dreier told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, a trip to the store can be an all-day nightmare.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:11pm MDT

Two bills will be heard in committee tomorrow regarding a woman's right to an abortion. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke to Alisa Martinez, President of New Mexico Alliance for Life about the bills HB 390 and HB 391 - one on late term abortion and the other on Parental notification.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:06pm MDT

KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:02pm MDT

We hate to bring up an unpleasant subject, but yes, it’s true, tax season is upon us.  It actually opened on January 20 and as everyone knows, this wonderful time of the year will conclude on April 15th.  By then, 137 million Americans must file their tax forms.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper continues her tax season series with this advice from Ana Costanza, a senior tax advisor with H&R Block in Albuquerque. H&R Block is the world’s largest consumer tax company and annually prepares more than 24 million returns worldwide.    

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:37am MDT

MIX Santa Fe, the ever popular social event and job creating engine won Harvard University's coveted Bright Ideas award. It’s a great way to begin a new year, says Kate Noble, Special Projects administrator for the Economic Development division. She tells us about MIX, which has its first gathering Thursday.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:24am MDT

Democratic House members staged a protest over what they claim were unfair tactics used by majority Republicans Tuesday evening over an education bill. Tom Trowbridge reports from the state capitol

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:22am MDT

KSFR's Zelie Pollon brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:02am MDT

Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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