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Call for traffic study at Santa Fe train stop (Listen)
(2012-02-02)
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A state lawmaker from Santa Fe wants the state transportation department to do a study of vehicle traffic at the intersection of Zia Road and St. Francis Drive. The Journal North is reprting that State Sen. Nancy Rodriguez has heard concerns from some residents in the area about what might happen when the Zia Road Rail Runner stop is opened. The city has agreed to move along with the plan to open the stop but state officials have not yet given final approval

Film production could begin next week just south of Santa Fe on a film about the killing of Osama bin Laden. It's being made by local filmmaker Tony Mark who was one of the producers of the hit film Hurt Locker. The state film office says the production could employ as many as 100 New Mexico crew members and bring in some 400 others.

This week is the 32nd anniversary of a deadly prison riot in Santa Fe and the state is opening up the old prison for public tours. The first one is today and tours will continue on the second Friday of each month from March through December. It was known as one of the most deadly riots in U.S. history. Before it was over, 33 prisoners lay dead.

At the Roundhouse, the debate about drivers licenses for foreign nationals could come up again tomorrow. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has set Friday as the deadline for a compromise deal on the question. Rep. Al Park of Albuquerque says a compromise is critical to get the issue solved. Current law allows all foreign nationals to get a state drivers license regardless of whether they are documented to be in the U.S. The only bill introduced so far this year would require a social security or tax i.d. number to be eligibile.

A bill to close loopholes in New Mexico tax law is moving to a second commmittee after getting approval in its first committee hearing. State Sen. Peter Wirth's bill would require all out-of-state companies to pay New Mexico taxes on the profits they earn here. The loophole now allows them a choice. Wirth says the bill could recover hundreds of millions of dollars in lost tax revenue. Opponents say it might lead to national companies cutting back on their New Mexico operations.

Weather: We could be getting some precipitation today and tonight. The National Weather Service says a front is expected to bring rain and snow showers today, turning to snow tonight. But accumulation is expected to be just about an inch. Highs today and tomorrow in the 40s. Overnight lows in the 20s.

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