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January 28, 2009, 12:00 am
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UNM President David Schmidly, salaried at $587,000 annually, volunteers for pay freeze.
The sacrifice is overwhelming.

2
Record high number of New Mexicans apply for food stamps.
Probably not voluntarily.

3
Public supports $1-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes.
Particularly for overpaid bureaucrats.

4
New Mexico Lottery ticket sales are down.
Even dreaming is too expensive these days.

5
Report says New Mexico has the highest rate of uninsured drivers.
Food/insurance/food/insurance… Such a hard choice.

6
Public Safety Committee approves ban on text messaging while driving.
Driving just gets less and less fun.

7
Santa Fe could have red-light cameras by spring.
Still no word on when we’re getting a red-light district.

 

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