Trip Jennings, New Mexico In Depth

Trip Jennings started his career in Georgia at his hometown newspaper, The Augusta Chronicle. Since then he’s worked at newspapers in California, Florida and Connecticut where he reported on many interesting stories, including the resignation and incarceration of Connecticut’s then-governor, John Rowland, and gang warfare in California. Since 2005, Trip has covered politics and state government for the Albuquerque Journal, The New Mexico Independent and the Santa Fe New Mexican. He holds a Master’s of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. In 2012, he co-founded New Mexico In Depth.

Tribal education trust fund is dead, legislative sponsor says

By: and - February 14, 2024

The sponsor of a proposal to create a trust fund that would’ve given tribes in New Mexico millions of dollars to build education programs said Wednesday that he is pulling the bill from the Senate, meaning it is effectively dead. With less than 24 hours in the 2024 legislative session, Rep. Derrick Lente, a Democrat […]

Rift between Democrats dooms this year’s alcohol tax push

By: and - February 10, 2024

The push to change the state’s taxes on alcohol all but ended Friday when the House Taxation & Revenue Committee voted down one bill and declined to take action on another. Chairman Rep. Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo) encouraged the bills’ sponsors to re-work their proposals in the coming months. But with no other measures advancing […]