"I feel pretty comfortable where I'm at," Sanchez said in an interview at the Capitol, ending any speculation that he would run for president pro tem of the Senate instead of majority leader.If anything, Sanchez would just like a President Pro Tem who would work with him.
The majority leader decides which bills will be heard on the Senate floor, making it the most powerful job in the chamber.
“As the prosecutor of Katie Sepich’s murderer, I saw first-hand the value of DNA collection. When we collect DNA from those who commit felony crimes, we identify killers and rapists who have yet to be caught, and in doing so, we prevent other crimes from occurring,” said Governor Martinez. “Not only have federal and state courts upheld DNA collection as a legitimate and worthwhile tool to fight crime in the United States, but it can also reduce the expense and time spent on otherwise lengthy investigations, and it has been used to exonerate innocent people who have been wrongly convicted. I’m optimistic that Katie’s Law will be upheld by the Supreme Court.”
Speaking before a NAIOP/ULI luncheon Monday at the Uptown Marriott, Murphy said weaning the Duke City from its reliance on federal government jobs and creating high-tech intellectual capacity jobs is the way to transform the Duke City economy and push it into the 21st century.
“The University is your major economic driver, not the federal government. Education is your new raw material and how you build on it," Murphy said. “You already are known as a great place to live and that’s a great brand, but do you want to continue to live on that reputation or build on it? Either you manage decline well or you take on high risks that people are going to say you are nuts for trying. It’s a debate you need to have.”
Using shift share, which removes national-trend data and measures local factors, EMSI said that Albuquerque saw about a 3.5 percent decline in expected job growth from 2010 to 2012, just beating Augusta-Richmond’s 4 percent, for the nation’s 100 largest metro areas.Unfortunately, this isn't beating out Augusta-Richmond for first place.
The city’s $476 million general operating budget for this year was built on an assumption of 2.4 percent growth in the revenue derived from gross-receipts taxes, which are similar to sales taxes. Instead, through the first four months of this year, the revenue is down 0.9 percent, compared with the same period last year.
The Albuquerque metro area ranks 91st out of 102 American cities when it comes to the percentage of jobs lost in the last five years, according to the U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the fall of 2007, Albuquerque had 316,800 jobs. In the fall of 2012, the city had 288,600 jobs, a loss of 28,200 jobs or 8.9 percent of the labor force. That puts Albuquerque down near the bottom, along with Phoenix, Colorado Springs, and Las Vegas. Cities like Austin, Houston and El Paso have seen significant job growth in the same period.
A nonprofit headed by Taos County Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo has sold thousands of dollars in equipment and services to the taxpayer-funded fire department run by Jaramillo and his brother.
County documents obtained by The Taos News through a public records request show that Siete Valles Firemen’s Association has been paid at least $4,015 for materials and services ordered by the Hondo-Seco fire department.
The Rio Rancho Governing Body will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m. at City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle.The company is planning to expand its Raton operation to Rio Rancho.
At the special meeting, the governing body will have a second reading and consider the Stolar Research Corporation Local Economic Development Act Ordinance.
The New Mexico Gaming Control Board is negotiating with eight gaming pueblos and two tribes over whether slot machine wagers initiated with “free play” or “bonus point” credits should be included when the casinos report their total quarterly wagers.
Documents acquired by The Taos News appear to further explain the reasons behind the withdrawal of the suspended Questa school board’s attorney and shed light on the state’s strategy for a related Dec. 10 hearing.
The hearing, initially set for Nov. 5 but continued to December, will give suspended board members the opportunity to respond to accusations made against them. State Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera suspended the authority of the board in September, citing conflicts of interest, micromanagement and other alleged violations.
In his first blog post about the matter, Marshall wrote, “Either it was a joke, or Rogers is insane. I don’t think he’s insane.”One reason the attention had such big attention from the press and political watchers is because of Rogers' history in New Mexico.
One big tip-off that the email was satirical, Marshall said Monday, is that “French surrender monkeys” is a pejorative taken directly from the TV show The Simpsons.
The Navajo Nation Animal Control program estimates that there are hundreds of thousands of dogs on the Navajo Nation, many traveling in packs, others solo.
Though some can be dangerous, most in the more urban areas, such as Shiprock, are more comfortable with people.
San Juan County Adult Detention Center Administrator Tom Havel said the men involved in the incident will be facing up to 30 days of isolation, depending on their role.