ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The state is considering a total ban on cell phone use in state vehicles.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, drivers of state-owned vehicles can now use a hands-free device to talk while driving.
However, General Services Secretary Ed Burckle says studies show a complete ban on cell phone use while driving would lower the number of accidents.
Representatives from several state agencies say the change would negatively impact employee productivity.
The state can change the rules without approval from the roundhouse.
The attorney for a state cop fired last week for shooting at a minivan full of kids tells News 13 her client deserves his job back.
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.