The U.S. Senate debate between Martin Heinrich and Heather Wilson airs tonight. Wilson needs to hit it out of the park and hope that Heinrich lays an egg.
And then it has to happen again in another debate.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico referred to the move by Martinez as a "scare tactic" in a written statement.
Just as we saw in 2008, 2009, and then 2011—all previous deadlines for compliance—the Department of Homeland Security will almost surely kick the can further down the road and extend the deadline again. The government cannot afford to ban 20 percent of the total population from entering a federal building or boarding a plane back home from winter holidays.
Today’s statement from the Governor is a scare tactic meant to advance her agenda of dismantling New Mexico’s drivers’ license law. The Governor should not use the practically defunct REAL ID law to make baseless accusations about a drivers’ license law our legislature passed to improve public safety.
If REAL ID is to be implemented, it will be over the objection of a large amount of states; the ACLU notes that 25 states have passed legislation that denounces or would bar the implementation of REAL ID.
"State statutes have not changed," on what is required to identify a voter, Burrows said. "A voter simply is required to state their name, their address as registered and their date of birth. As a matter of convenience, they may provide their voter information card or another form of identification. Many of the voter information cards we mailed out have bar codes on them, which speeds up the process."
It's the second time in three years that Pacheco has been called on to take NMSU's helm on an interim basis. His annual compensation will be capped at $360,000 and prorated based on the length of time he serves, officials said. Specifics must still be set into a contract that regents will vote upon next week.
“I vote according to the Bible,” he told me. “My top issue is Obama, that he’s taken God out of the picture.” He told me we need a Christian in the White House.
“President Obama isn't a Christian?” I asked.
“No,” he said. “Obama is a Muslim.”
And apparently divorced from reality.
The Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston and his office is being sued by a former spokeswoman who says Houston discriminated against and sexually harassed Hispanic women in the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office.
Ted Berthelote and Marcia Hoeman live in Placitas, about a half hour north of Albuquerque. They’re both retired. Ted was a dentist in Washington State. Marcia raised her kids in the Midwest and later worked as an office manager. They met in a yoga class in Scottsdale Arizona 15 years ago.
If it’s a school day, chances are you’ll find crossing guard Tony Orosco manning his post on the corner of Lomas and Edith, keeping a keen eye out for school zone speeders. Armed with a small stop sign, a day-glow orange vest and one very loud whistle. Tony does his best to remind drivers to slow down when passing Longfellow Elementary School.
Higher education Bond C would provide more than $119 million to New Mexico universities and colleges for capital improvement projects in 21 counties. The bonds would pay for upgrades to 29 projects, 27 of which involve renovations to existing buildings.