House passes broad, bipartisan anti-crime bill : Measure would boost some penalties, help cities and counties retain officers
SANTA FE - The state House passed a broad package of anti-crime legislation Friday as Republicans and Democrats alike found common ground to take aim at New Mexico's high crime rate.
The proposal was approved 66-1 and now heads to the Senate. If approved there, it will go to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, a former prosecutor who hasn't said whether she would sign the bill.
The 90-page proposal would increase penalties for violent felons caught with a firearm, help cities and counti...