--2 Greetings Gov'na
Feb. 6, 2016

Greetings Gov'na

March 16, 2009, 12:00 am
By Patricia Sauthoff
This afternoon from 2:30 to 5 pm Governor Bill Richardson held court in the Roundhouse, allowing voters a chance to meet face-to-face for a few minutes to discuss the issues.

SFR spoke with three current College of Santa Fe students, Alysha Shaw [disclaimer: Alysha is a former SFR intern], Irina Zerkin and Adam New, about their speed date with the Gov. to discuss the possible state takeover of CSF.

Many of "the legislators [I have spoken with] and the Governor have made it a point to tell us that there still is hope," Shaw says.

When asked whether the students felt that their visits with the governor made any difference all three pointed to the discussions they had with him.

"He had questions about what the students, staff and faculty would do if the school were to close, whether people would leave the state" Zerkin says. "The answer to that is yes. Many would."

New also focused on the economic impact the school shutting down would have on the community. "There's so much discussion about whether the state can afford to take CSF over," New said, "but we need to shift that discussion to what it would mean if it doesn't go through."

As SFR reported earlier today HB 577 has had setbacks in the last few days but it still on its way through the Senate.


comments powered by Disqus

Morning Word: Rep. Espinoza Faces Ethics Complaint

Democratic Party says she used government resources to promote campaign for secretary of state

Morning Word The ethics complaint cites a radio program where Espinoza repeatedly directed listeners to her official, legislative website in order to get information about collecting petitions for her campaign and her contact information. ... More

Feb. 05, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


* indicates required
Choose your newsletter(s):
January 6, 2016 by SFR  
January 6, 2016 by SFR  
January 13, 2016 by Ben Kendall  

@SFReporter on Instagram