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Throughout the 2012 election cycle, Republican candidates and party officials quietly complained that McCleskey's PAC operations were sucking up all the money they would need for their own races, leaving them at a disadvantage in the home stretch. McCleskey surprised them all by exceeding even the wildest estimates of fundraising. Now Yates, "John Freemont" and others are now reminding Republicans of the consequence.There will be no Morning Word on Thursday or Friday this week for the Thanksgiving holidays.
Jessica Hernandez, who had served as Martinez’s general counsel, is now working as a deputy chief of staff for the office, a Martinez spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
"There's just no way around it," he says. "There's no way to get to transparency and disclosure as long as the decision stands. I don't see a way around it, anyway." Instead, Udall is the driving force to repeal Citizens United through a constitutional amendment. The amendment would give Congress the constitutional power to regulate the raising and spending of money in national elections, and it would give the states the same power to regulate spending in their elections. The amendment strikes at the fundamental heresy that lies at the heart of both Citizens United and Buckley v. Valeo, the 40-year-old case that made CU inevitable, given the correct composition of a future Supreme Court: namely, that money is speech. To this, of course, was added the equally preposterous notion that corporations are people and that, therefore, they have the same free speech rights as you, me, and the guy on the next bar stool. (How preposterous? Google Santa Clara County vs. Southern Pacific Railroad some time and get a good look at how corporate personhood got birthed on the wrong side of the constitutional blanket.) Pass the amendment, and all of the entangled absurdity of Citizens United goes away. One doomsday machine takes out the other.
Data released Tuesday indicate the state economy is still bogged in recession, as New Mexico lost another 5,900 jobs last month, according to estimates by the state Department of Workforce Solutions.
Figures show the rate of over-the-year job growth, comparing October 2012 with October 2011, was -0.7 percent, representing a loss of 5,900 jobs. The current round of job losses started in June after 10 months of gains. Six industries are adding employment, and seven industries are losing jobs, according to Workforce Solutions.
“We’re probably going to see some legislators—myself among them—looking at litigation as a way to deal with this,” says state Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Bernalillo, who sits on the same committee. “You know—taking it to the Supreme Court. This is a system that’s going to be in place for many years to come. And we have to do it right. We don’t want to screw around and deal with something really problem-riddled.”
“There is so much misinformation about oil and gas that it’s our job to get the facts out and let everybody decide,” said John Bemis, cabinet secretary of the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. Bemis made his presentation to the commission during its regular monthly meeting.
It’s the second time that a member of Gov. Susana Martinez’ administration has appeared before the commission championing the oil and gas industry.
State Rep. Dianne Hamilton, R-Silver City, said the costs are a strike against letting the hospital stand. Even so, Hamilton said, tearing down the building may not be as simple as a legislative vote.
Fort Bayard, whose roots stretch to 1866, was designated as a national historic landmark in 2004. It has been a New Mexico historic district since 2001.
Sandia Peak Ski Area is nowhere near open, and while Ski Santa Fe has some snow, it is not enough to officially open just yet.
The grant to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department will be used to help Santa Fe develop construction regulations, zoning codes and permitting requirements for the infrastructure needed to fuel vehicles that run on natural gas, electricity and propane, the DOE said in a news release.
eing a family owned business, Baillio's recognizes the importance of spending time with family on Thanksgiving and giving thanks for all that we have in this world. That belief extends to their employees as well. So, Baillio's will not be opening on Thanksgiving as some of the other "big box corporate" have decided. We will open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday where you will be treated to our Black Friday deals and specials.