“It’s no secret that I have always believed that law-abiding citizens should be able to own firearms for both sport and self-defense,” said Heinrich, who won election to the U.S. Senate in November and will be sworn into the upper chamber next month. “Like many law-abiding New Mexicans, I own guns for those very purposes. But I don’t need a 25-round clip for effective home defense, and I sure don’t need one for hunting. That’s just too much killing power. It defies common sense.”Meanwhile, Michelle Lujan Grisham wants an immediate reinstatement of the assault weapons ban.
Martinez did not address calls after the Newtown shooting to restrict access to assault weapons, such as the kind used in the Connecticut school shooting.
Elizabeth “Lisa” Chavez, Katherine “Kat” Duran, Tracy Canard Goodluck, Pamelya Herndon and David Thomson represented New Mexico today in the Electoral College. The State Central Committee of the New Mexico Democratic Party elected them earlier this year.
The Republican, Constitution, Libertarian, New Mexico Independent and Green Parties of New Mexico each also selected five electors for service in the Electoral College, in case their candidate won the most votes in the state during this year's presidential election.
According to a decision and order released Monday evening (Dec. 17), the suspension will continue until new board members are "installed and sworn in" following the Feb. 5 election. The board was suspended in September, with a suspension letter from Skandera accusing several board members of harassment, micromanaging and otherwise hindering the educational process of the Questa school district.
Padilla accused them of “beating a dead horse” and defended the work of her staff, saying they are trained and knowledgeable and did a good job in the November general election.Padilla is the outgoing county clerk.
“I am tired of people pointing fingers. I am tired of defending myself,” Padilla said during Thursday night’s Sandoval County Commission meeting. “If anyone is dissatisfied, don’t blame staff or the clerk’s office.”
The City Council adopted a resolution in April calling for a charter review and encouraging consideration of issues including whether term limits should be imposed on the eight city councilors, half of whom are elected every two years to four-year terms. The city also elects a mayor every four years. Under one proposed change to the charter, a councilor elected in a nonmayoral election would have to resign his or her seat on the governing body if that councilor decides to run for mayor halfway through a council term.
According to officials involved in determining how and when things get canceled or postponed due to adverse weather conditions, there’s a lot of coordination and timing involved. Just ask Patricia Wolff, spokesperson for the New Mexico Department of Transportation.
"We've identified a student who admittedly made some remarks about causing some violence at the school," said Ruidoso Police Lt. Ray Merritt. "During an interview with him and some other witnesses it turns out that he said that he never planned on executing what he told his friends he was going to do, his plan."
Merritt said the case appeared to involve "a misplaced comment."
The school district, city, and county sent out a joint letter (in both English and Spanish) to parents Monday expressing condolences to those affected by the tragedy and to emphasize that every school in the district is looking out for the safety of students.
Critics pointed to Tapia's drug addiction and legal troubles as reasons why the proposal shouldn't go through.