Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press Updated 9:52 pm PST, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A measure aimed at increasing New Mexico's reliance on renewable energy and easing the economic pains of shuttering a coal-fired power plant in the northwest corner of the state cleared a major legislative hurdle late Wednesday after a lengthy debate. The Senate voted 32-9 in favor of the measure, sending it to the House for consideration as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the session in less than two weeks. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who campaigned on boosting the number of wind turbines and solar panels around the state, has said she supports the measure. She considers it a compromise. "It takes from many proposed solutions and paves the best possible path forward to lead New Mexico into a clean energy future while protecting and supporting the San Juan community," she said in a statement issued the day before the debate. The bill would allow … [Read more...] about Push for more renewable energy clears New Mexico Senate
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Mexican kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was convicted in New York this week. That almost certainly ends Guzman’s decades-long career, but his ill-gotten profits are still out there. US prosecutors say they want to confiscate $US14 billion from Guzman, but they have to find it first. After 12 weeks of testimony and deliberation, a federal jury in New York this week convicted Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on all 10 counts he faced, including drug trafficking and money laundering. Guzman will be sentenced on June 25 and faces a life term, which the 61-year-old will likely spend at ADX Florence in Colorado, a US maximum-security prison from which no inmate has ever escaped. But the money prosecutors want to seize from the kingpin remains to be found. A 2016 indictment naming Guzman and fellow cartel leader Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada said that upon conviction on the first count – running a continuing criminal enterprise … [Read more...] about The US got ‘El Chapo’ Guzman — now it has to get his $14 billion
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At one point or another, we’ve all daydreamed about seamlessly slipping into someone else’s life and walking in their shoes, if only for a short period of time.What it would be like to escape to a far away city in Europe and wake up in some grand countryside estate while you let someone else swap lives with you and experience your hustle and bustle lifestyle in Manhattan.Turns out this daydream is more than just a fantasy (or a plot line in the Cameron Diaz classic ‘The Holiday’), thanks to the game-changing home rental site Love Home Swap.The premise is pretty simple — a global home exchange program where members swap homes with one another for designated periods of time, granting them the ability to become locals in whichever city, town or country they choose to travel to.The London-based company currently rents over 10,000 homes across 100 countries in every kind of location you could possibly imagine — from grand poolside villas in St. … [Read more...] about Plan your best vacation ever with this company that’s helping people swap properties globally
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Feeling the Bite of the Government Shutdown DealBook Supported by Jan. 9, 2019 Good Wednesday morning. Want this by email? Sign up here . The pain of the government shutdown is showing President Trump escalated the border wall fight in a televised speech last night, at the cost of leaving the government partly closed. He criticized political opponents for blocking the wall, although Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for border security measures like surveillance and fencing. The effects of the shutdown have begun to ripple across the economy, with mortgage applications delayed or canceled, public companies unable to complete deals and the well running dry for many federal employees. • Payday would have come this week for many of the 800,000 federal workers affected. With no … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Feeling the Bite of the Government Shutdown