5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: January 7, 2014

January 7th, 2014 at 5:59 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5. The Valley Meat Company horse slaughter plant in Roswell plans to sue New Mexico’s attorney general for slander, harassment and abuse of process. After a federal just cleared the way for a New Year’s day opening, last Friday a district judge extended a temporary restraining order sought by AG Gary King, keeping the plant closed, for now.

4. In an effort to snuff out cigarette smoking, the City of Albuquerque is banning E-cigarettes for minors. While some consider the E-cigs a better alternative to tobacco, Mayor R.J. Berry and others say the hit of nicotine smoker’s get in the E-cig could make young people dependent and actually encourage smoking tobacco cigarettes.

3. New Mexico’s governor unveiled her nearly $6.1 billion budget plan Tuesday which includes $2.7 billion in education funding K through 12, the most money the state has ever spent on education. Legislators will get to work on the budget when this year’s 30 day session convenes January 21st.

2. Today’s the day we could learn what the year long Department of Justice investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department turned up. An invitation-only briefing about the report is being held tonight. We’ll have updates later today on KRQE and KRQE.com.

1. It’ll be party cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy with highs in the lower to mid-40′s. Tonight look for party cloudy skies, with lows in the 20′s.

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