Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Hidalgo Medical Services recently partnered with Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, to provide crucial pharmacy services to residents of Hidalgo County. Genoa announced it will open a full-service, on-site pharmacy at the Hidalgo Medical Services Lordsburg Clinic in early April. The two have also partnered to open a new, full service pharmacy on March 27th at the HMS Community Health Center in Silver City.
In sports action, the Western New Mexico University softball team fell to Western Washington 8-0, before ending a much closer 8-6 game against Concordia. Despite several good games, WNMU remains 0-9 for the season so far. The DSU Easton Classic continues today against Central Washington and former RMAC foe CSU-Pueblo.
In legislative action, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee passed House Bill 116 by a vote of 3-2. HB 116 prohibits using state monies to enforce federal immigration laws, and ensures the state’s law enforcement funds are spent protecting communities from violent crime and community policing.
Every year, sheriff’s offices and police departments across New Mexico shove thousands of items into evidence rooms. Now, one lawmaker wants to change the way law enforcement handles those items, including by allowing state museums first dibs on what goes unclaimed.
A finance board led by Governor Susana Martinez approved emergency funding to the judiciary Wednesday to avoid the suspension of jury trials and unpaid staff furloughs at the state Supreme Court, after similar funding measures were vetoed last week. The $600,000 infusion of cast will fund jurors and court interpreters through April 14th, giving the Legislature time to address an additional $1 million shortfall.