SANTA FE (KRQE) - The New Mexico Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether the state can cut the cost-of-living increase for retired government workers.
The case was brought on by four retired educators who say the state constitution protects their pensions from being scaled back.
The reduction was approved by the legislature earlier this year to help shore up the state's cash-strapped educator pension fund.
But some lawmakers argue they only changed the cost-of-living adjustments, not the base in pension payments.
The justices will make a decision at a later date.
A repeat drunk driver is on trial Wednesday, accused of crashing into a man and his pregnant wife in June of 2012, leading to the death of their baby boy.
Bad news continues to surface at an Alamogordo mobile home park already plagued with problems.
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Police responded to a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood where a man believed to be armed was involved in a tense standoff with police.
There was some good news Wednesday. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputy Robin Hopkins has started walking again.
Voters in San Juan County have approved a measure to allow restaurants to serve beer and wine.