The Democratic plan includes nearly $100 million in new funding for infrastructure projects, forming a jobs council and focused incentives in four different sectors of New Mexico’s economy (Film, Technology, Energy and Value-Added Agriculture).This will be the biggest battle, much of it behind the scenes, in this year's legislative session.
She’s pushing to lower the corporate income tax rate from 7.6 percent to 4.9 percent to bring New Mexico to parity with other states, including Arizona, which recently lowered its corporate income tax rate.
The governor also said she’s pushing to pass a single sales factor sales policy.
Martinez in 2011 wanted to cut the movie subsidy to 15 percent. Instead, a compromise with legislators kept the rebate at 25 percent, but total annual payouts to moviemakers and TV series were restricted to $50 million.
“The governor and the Legislature, in strong bipartisan fashion, approved the film compromise to provide predictability and stability in the state budget, and to protect necessary funding for important priorities like education and health care,” said Enrique Knell, the governor’s spokesman.
The judges pointed out that Brandenburg’s office presents the cases to the grand jury only after determining there was no probable cause to pursue criminal charges against an officer.
“You assert, under these circumstances, that the presentation to the grand jury is fair, balanced, and impartial,” the judges wrote. “Assuming that to be true, we, nonetheless, believe that the appearance of a lack of impartiality is impossible to avoid, especially given that the procedure is used only for police officers and specifically limited to officer-involved shootings.”
The Albuquerque metropolitan area lost 2,300 jobs in the 12 months that ended Dec. 31, marking 13 consecutive months of year-over-year negative job growth rates, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions said.
The four-county area has been in near-constant recession for four years and now has as many jobs as it did in 2004, according to the department’s monthly newsletter on the state’s economy.
Navajo Nation officials said a lack of resources has made it difficult to permanently staff the station. And a lack of jurisdiction in some areas serviced by the station reduces the need for Navajo Nation police officers there, they said.
In 2009, San Juan County and Navajo Nation officials signed a contract that said the county would build the $511,000 facility and the tribe would "assign a minimum of four law enforcement officers to the substation." The contract also said San Juan County Sheriff's deputies, New Mexico State Police officers and FBI agents could use the building.
Carlsbad Fire Chief Richard Lopez said a sweep of the inside of the building, floor-by floor and the roof was conducted and nothing was found. In addition law enforcement also inspected the outside of the building and checked out all the vehicles parked around the courthouse. Lopez said all he knows is that someone called in a bomb threat.Whenever I heard of a bomb threat, I always think of the multiple bomb threats that were called into Rio Rancho High School while I attended the school. My memory says it was somewhere around five bomb threats that were called in, but I would bet it was more like two or three.
Since then Reese family attorneys filed a motion for a new trial, saying that federal prosecutors violated their clients' due process rights. The problem, defense attorneys contend, is that prosecutors failed to turn over evidence that could challenge the credibility of a key government witness.