Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Town of Silver City is expected to adopt the new Bicycle Master Plan early next week. The plan will serve as the guiding document for the development of a safe and functional network of bicycle routes linking destinations in and around the town of silver city and promote bicycle use as a healthy, viable transportation alternative.
New results show New Mexico student tests scores are up across the state, but only less than a third of students are proficient. The Associated Press is reporting that 20% of students are proficient or better in math and 28% are proficient or better in reading, but according to New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, the state still has “a long way to go.”
Governor Susana Martinez is expected to call the Legislature into a special session next month to deal with the state’s massive budget problems. At issue is that New Mexico’s revenue dropped along with the prices of oil and gas, which caused job losses and less money coming from the taxes on oil and gas companies.
New Mexico state utility regulators have approved a power-supply plan for a proposed Facebook data center in the village of Los Lunas. Members of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve the power plan that would offset new electricity demands with solar energy.
The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.” People should be on the lookout for IRS impersonators calling students and demanding that they wire money immediately to pay a fake “federal student tax.” If the person does not comply, the scammer becomes aggressive and threatens to report the student to the police to be arrested.