March 12 Morning Rush: Rain, snow & severe storm risk for parts of New Mexico

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1. The state Senate will continue reworking legislation that initially was meant to bring back three cut sports teams to the University of New Mexico. Now it’s not looking that way. House Bill 2 originally set aside $2 million in funding to specifically help UNM bring back men’s soccer, skiing, and beach volleyball. The language is changing so the money will not be specifically earmarked for those teams.

Full Story: Senate Finance Committee reworks bill to support UNM athletics


2. A strong Pacific storm will cross New Mexico with all the necessary ingredients for widespread, active weather. 

Full Story: Rain, snow & severe storm risk


3. Some New Mexico lawmakers want to join a group of states trying to change how the country selects a president.  A bill now sits in a Senate committee. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, a state Senate committee is backing a bill that would allow New Mexico to join a compact of several states. Those states would pledge their Electoral College votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide. Critics say the bill could force New Mexicans to back a candidate who did not win the state’s vote. The bill has to pass another Senate committee before moving forward.

Full Story: Senate panel backs bill to change Electoral College process


4. A former University of New Mexico basketball player and her husband are helping people across the nation get their New Mexico fix. The couple is behind a new meal subscription box called “Nuevo.” The box contains different New Mexico food item. They say people in 19 states are already placing orders. The couple says they launched the company because they missed New Mexico food and they figured others did too.

Full Story: Former Lobo launches nation-wide service delivering New Mexican foods


5. Meow Wolf is getting national attention again. Rapper T-Pain gave a shout out to the art exhibit on Twitter after filming his new music video there. His new single “A Million Times” has been viewed more than 560,000 times.

Full Story: Rapper T-Pain filmed new music video at Meow Wolf


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