Allegra Love, a Santa Fe-based immigration attorney, said she expects her services will be in high demand after Obama’s announcement. In response, she will be participating in immigration legal clinics to help potential applicants get their paperwork in order.
Three immigrants, with the backing of immigrant rights groups,
Earlier this year, immigration attorneys warned New Mexico counties that they could face litigation from inmates kept in custody for no other grounds than receiving a hold request from federal immigration authorities.
Lawyers said the immigrant holds amounted to false imprisonment.
. One big reason why New Mexico had to slash its spending to balance the budget was declining oil prices. The prices went back up and the state budget went back up. Now, the oil and gas money is going back down and the available amount the legislature will be able to spend will be lower than expected. So some big priorities of the Martinez administration will have to be delayed.
“We think the budget is simply not going to be big enough to accomplish major tax reform,” Finance and Administration Secretary Tom Clifford, a Gov. Susana Martinez appointee, told members of a key legislative panel Wednesday.
But Clifford said some “targeted” tax breaks aimed at improving the state’s economy – with a smaller revenue hit – will still be pursued during the coming 60-day session.
"I'm honored; it's an incredible institution. I've met some amazing people, and so I feel very privileged to be in the room and part of the conversation," he told Business First on Wednesday. "I think it's important that the business community and general public understand the important role the Fed plays, particularly the fact it is an apolitical institution."
. The conservative newspaper had a special section on immigration from a conservative perspective. It shows that Martinez is showing an interest in national politics.
Until our representatives in Washington stop acting like politicians and start leading, the immigration issue will continue to go unaddressed. As a result of inaction, we have a dysfunctional system. Our border is porous and insecure and, as each day passes, the problem grows larger and the cost of inaction higher. What we need in Washington are public servants who are willing to come together in a bipartisan way and tackle the issue head-on.
And yes, she mentions drivers licenses and criticizes Bill Richardson. No Martinez political piece would be complete without at least one of these two, if not both.
Jindal is one of at least seven Republican governors being talked about as potential candidates for 2016. The others are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Rick Perry of Texas, Ohio’s John Kasich, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Indiana's Mike Pence and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker.
Santa Fe mayor Javier Gonzales is traveling as well.
. The city says domestic water softeners make it impossible for the city to reach an acceptable level of salinity.
Since the regulations took effect, Rosen said the city has done much of what the EPA has asked, trying to reduce how much salt its sewage plant discharges. It restricted the effluent industrial businesses are allowed to discharge into the rivers. It ordered 25 oil and gas wells to stop discharging their waste, eliminating about 13,000 pounds of salt a day that was discharged into the rivers. It mailed informational flyers to residents.
How long will it take for New Mexico to recover all the jobs lost due to the recession? In New Mexico, at least, it will
. The facility is currently closed after a February radiation leak.
Former State Sen. Rod Adair is back in the Secretary of State's office. Adair had left the office to run Dianna Duran's campaign. Now that she won, Adair walked the other way through the revolving door back into her office and is the new press contact for the office as of Wednesday afternoon.
A decline in college enrollment nationwide is also taking place in New Mexico. The trend
were celebrated on Wednesday. The biggest? Emcore.
Emcore was the first tenant in the park, a 300-acre business and research center that launched in 1998 next to Sandia National Laboratories and Kirtland Air Force Base. Since then, Emcore has become a premier supplier of fiber optics for high-speed telecommunications and Cable TV, and the world’s largest supplier of photovoltaic cells for satellites and spacecraft.
"I saw what it did for students and teaching in that district," said Lere. "The teachers came back and thought it was a great idea. The feedback we are getting from students is that they would prefer a laptop, as opposed to an I-Pad."
“The position is not particularly important, the office doesn’t come with much in the way of power,” Krebs said. “It’s really just somebody who can replace the governor or when the governor can’t fulfill the duty of the office.”
"When Warner Horizon Television came to us with the idea for a new season of Longmire, we were intrigued because the series is so unique, and consistently great. We are thrilled to help continue Walt Longmire’s story for his large and passionate following," blurbs Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.