NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department is touting a "breakthrough" in a dispute with Louisiana over its private school tuition voucher program, but Gov. Bobby Jindal says no resolution has been reached.
The department filed a motion last month in federal court claiming new publicly funded vouchers should not be issued in school districts under longstanding federal desegregation orders unless approved by a federal judge.
On Tuesday, the Justice Department said the state has agreed to provide information to the government that will help resolve questions about whether court approval is needed for the voucher program.
Jindal said the Justice Department announcement is an effort to "rebrand" a federal attack on the state's voucher program as merely an attempt to compile information. He called the Justice statement a "PR stunt."
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.