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Opening Day

As the New Mexico Legislature kicked off its session, various New Mexicans made their voices heard

Local News Idle No More, the international protest movement aimed at restoring the rights of indigenous peoples including Native Americans, staged a protests and silent round dance at the Roundhouse on opening day of the ...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Enrique Limón

Legislative Twitterati

Your guide to the people and hashtags to follow for legislative session updates

Local News Hashtag: The definitive hashtag for all things legislative, #nmleg includes posts by state lawmakers, lobbyists, reporters and gadflies.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger

How To Storm the Session Like a Pro

Local Politics for Dummiez

Local News Visiting New Mexico’s state capitol during a legislative session can be daunting, especially for the uninitiated.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Matthew Reichbach

Good, Bad & Ugly

A few of the best, worst and just plain weird bills you’ll see this session

Local News By now, you’re probably familiar with the big issues—jobs, education reform, tax reform, campaign finance, the state budget, etc. But many state lawmakers have filed bills that have nothing to do with thos...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger

Band-Aid or Big Fix?

Several of the bills likely to come up this session attempt to deal with scandals or problems that surfaced in 2012. Whether they’ll work is an open question

Local News After eight years and more than $200 million, Spaceport America still hasn’t taken off.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Joey Peters

Of Big Money and Private Emails

In the aftermath of Emailgate and New Mexico’s most expensive election, will new laws change the game?

Local News If government is truly to be for, by and of the people, then we should know what’s going on—and several lawmakers are trying to make sure that happens.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Justin Horwath

Passing the Gavel

Ken Martinez takes up the mantle as New Mexico’s second most powerful politician

Local News State Rep. W Kenneth Martinez, who is poised to become the second most powerful official in New Mexico next Tuesday, loves watching football games, especially when his youngest son, Agustin “Tino” Martinez,...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

The Jobs Race

As New Mexico’s economy falls behind, politicians remain at odds over how to catch up

Local News New Mexico needs jobs. The state has lost roughly 40,000 jobs over the past five years; last year, even as the rest of the country recovered, New Mexico lost another 4,800 jobs.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Sterling Fluharty, Alexa Schirtzinger

Puck Everlasting

Can hockey make it in New Mexico?

Local News Brian Greer moved to Taos to ski, but he got hooked on another winter sport.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Justin Horwath

Drunk Riding

Cost of your cab ride home: $1. Not getting a DWI: priceless.

Local News It’s Saturday night in Santa Fe and I’m out drinking. Closing time is approaching—it’s near 2 am—and I need to get home, but I have too much bourbon in my belly to drive.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Joey Peters
 
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