The report produced no major surprises and contained no comprehensive policy recommendations. It also didn’t answer the question of which tax expenditures have been effective and which haven’t. “The ability to analyze the specific benefits of the tax expenditures is largely beyond the scope of the analyses summarized in this report, and will require a concerted, multi-agency effort,” the report says.
The report also notes that there is “no consistent, straightforward means available to routinely track tax expenditures.”
I can understand why Jennings doesn’t enjoy being called a laundry list of nasty names. And the vitriol he had for Jennings is somewhat surprising considering Gardner’s normally amiable demeanor. (Is it not amazing that Gardner, at least at the time I’m writing this, has not publicly apologized to Jennings?)The press room in Santa Fe can be a profane place during the session, especially as the days mount up and the hours go longer. I would imagine the private areas for legislators are similar.
But I’d be a gosh-darned hypocrite to come down too heavy on Gardner’s vocabulary itself. I hope this doesn’t shock anyone, but that’s how guys — at least guys I know — talk to each other in private.
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Addressing the health insurance needs of these adults living in poverty is the right and smart thing to do. As people of faith, we believe that accessible health care is a basic human right and contributes to a just society in supporting the health of all its members, especially the most vulnerable among us.
"This afternoon, we received reports from Egypt that violent and armed protestors attacked and attempted to gain entry to the headquarters of the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai where New Mexico National Guard Soldiers are serving alongside other U.S. and Coalition Military troops. Early reports from the unit indicate that the attack was beaten back, and though a few coalition troops from other countries sustained injuries, we have been told that no U.S. Soldiers were injured. Appropriate force protection measures have been initiated by the command. We will continue to monitor the situation in northern Egypt and will communicate with the families of our Soldiers about further developments as they become available to us. New Mexico National Guard Soldiers are well trained, highly skilled and equipped to complete their mission; we appreciate their sacrifice and service during this difficult time, as conflict and violence has entered into their peacekeeping efforts. Our prayers are with our New Mexico soldiers in Egypt and their families, as well as with all other military personnel who are protecting our freedom throughout the world."
But, News 13 has now learned the feds have launched an in-depth investigation into almost two dozen specific cases from the past five years.It is not a formal investigation -- yet.
We’ve learned what some of those cases are, and they run the gamut from civil rights issues to possible criminal conduct by officers.
“My biggest concern is that by giving in to these people (those who have complained about organized prayer), they’re taking away the rights of the majority of these kids,” Preston said. “That’s exactly what they’re doing and that’s not right.”