Consider this: between 2005 and 2012, political action committees [PACs] spent a staggering $45 million on political campaigns in the state, according to a newly released report by the good government nonprofit, Common Cause New Mexico.
Diva’s award was labeled as coming from the “Santa Fe Awards Program,” but the website behind it, bestofbusinessawards.org, appears in markets as diverse as Manhattan, Chicago and Santa Monica. And from the looks of things, the website uses a flimflam model that attempts to convince businesses to buy their awards.
The Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe will start accepting guests this summer, says general manager Tauseen Malik, making the venture the first large hotel to open in the downtown area in years. Drury Hotels LLC bought the 5-acre property at the intersection of Palace Avenue and Paseo de Peralta from an investment group in 2007.
Over the weekend, Dimas announced that he would not participate in any of the planned public forums, stating in a newspaper ad that most are sponsored by “special interest groups” and feature “planted questions” from audience members made to make certain candidates look good.
Disparity has emerged between two state spending plans announced recently by the governor and a legislative panel in anticipation of the lawmaking session that begins on Jan. 21. The Legislative Finance Committee plan calls for a total state budget of $6.
The presents are unwrapped, the tourists are leaving, the holidays have come and gone. Another year, another tree that you trekked miles (or braved the tree lot) for. Assuming it survived the festivities, chances are your tree’s days as decoration are waning.
Santa Fe voters will elect five city officials on March 4. While campaign flyers are arriving in mailboxes and yard signs are starting to pop up, several local organizations want area residents to get a first-hand look at candidates. At least eight election forums are planned this month:.