Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The City of Bayard recently gave a public notice of intent to adopt amendments to the Uniform Traffic Code, pertaining to the use of off-highway and all-terrain vehicles. Public comment must be submitted to the City Clerk before September 6th. Consideration of the final ordinance is currently scheduled for and will not take place prior to September 12, 2016 for final adoption. Copies of the proposed ordinance may be obtained at the Bayard City Hall.
The New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity addressed issues from audit requirements to hearing public comments to a revised scope of work for engineering to an Open Meetings Act violation to regular business at its Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 meeting. The main topic of the meeting was to consider and approve the revised scope of work with AECOM engineering firm.
Attorney General Hector Balderas recently announced a $1,028,000 settlement with Cephalon and affiliated companies for New Mexico consumers and the State. The settlement ends a multistate investigation into anticompetitive conduct by Cephalon to protect the monopoly profits it earned from its landmark wakefulness drug, Provigil. That conduct delayed generic versions of Provigil from entering the market for several years. New Mexico’s recovery will include money to compensate for Provigil purchases by certain state entities or authorized purchases off state contracts, distribution to New Mexicans for payments for Provigil, and payment for New Mexico’s share of disgorgement and costs. Consumer recovery will depend on the number of consumers who submit claims.
This weekend is tax free weekend, where the state of New Mexico suspends collection of gross receipts tax on select consumable goods. Through 11:59 pm on Sunday, many items for school and students can be bought tax-free, including many different clothing items, computers, and school supplies. A list of taxable and non-taxable items for New Mexico’s Gross Receipts Tax Holiday can be found here: http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/tax-holiday.aspx.