Courtesy of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll law firm
Justice for Native Farmers
Class action settlement to benefit New MexicansThe U.S. District Court approved the Keepseagle v. Vilsack class action settlement of $760 million. Lawyers sought out potential claimants for that money—including people in New Mexico.
Ortiz y Pino
The Great Teacher Debate
Guv to tie schools and pay to test scoresNew Mexico lawmakers are considering a proposal from the Martinez administration to link teacher evaluations to student test scores. It will be a huge topic in the coming 30-day legislative session set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 17.
100 Birthday Spankings for New Mexico
President William H. Taft signed the proclamation declaring New Mexico the 47th state on Jan. 6, 1912.
Cable Board Speaks UpIn an unprecedented move, the Cable Franchise and Hearing Board stepped into the fray over who will operate the city's public access TV channels. With a unanimous vote on Thursday, Jan. 5, the board backed Quote ... Unquote, Inc., the nonprofit that ran the channels for three decades before losing its contract.