ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque doesn't know how much the city could receive shouldthe stimulus plan pass Congress, but it already is planning to makesure the money goes where it's supposed to.
Mayor Martin Chávez has put together 10 implementationteams to track the spending.
The teams are designated to public safety, housing, energy,education and infrastructure.
Chávez said he believes the stimulus package will bringmore jobs to New Mexico and help families who need good payingjobs.
"It's not whether one agrees with the stimulus package," he toldKRQE News 13. "It's a reality.
"Now we need to do our job and implement it."
Chávez said some of the stimulus dollars could helphospitals, health care and infrastructure and also expand taxcredits for employers who hire post-9/11 veterans.
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Albuquerque's famous Bugg Lights Christmas can now be seen every night until Christmas Eve.
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Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.