The system is opaque at best. Another symptom of this process is what I’ll politely call “the last-minute freakout.” As the session’s final hour draws near, bills emerge from dark corners, squinting in the light, and hit the floor for a vote. Things really begin to happen at the Roundhouse in the last week, the last day, the last minutes. Suddenly, the previous 60 days come to a full boil.As someone who has covered multiple sessions, and spoke to many who were in attendance to even more, I can tell you the end of this session was even more insane than most.
Brookings ranked Albuquerque’s overall recovery from the Great Recession at 91st out of 100 metropolitan areas as of the end of 2012. Its employment growth ranked 100. Albuquerque’s overall recovery ranked 86th at the end of the third quarter of 2012.
According to a report from City of Rio Rancho Financial Services Director Olivia Padilla-Jackson, estimates indicate the city’s general fund will lose about $252,000 in fiscal year 2015-16, up to $8.4 million in fiscal year 2029-30. Medical and food hold-harmless distributions have been among the highest-performing sectors bringing in sales tax-related revenue for the city.Sandoval County will have a face a smaller hit.
About half of Taos County — 700,000 acres — is made up of federal lands, which are not subject to property taxes. That includes the 240,000 acres that were designated as a national monument Monday (March 25).
In the last four years, the county has received about $1.4 million a year (about 10 percent of the total general fund budget) through PILT. However, the sequester imposed by Congress has enacted across-the-board cuts for government agencies and programs, including PILT.
The general idea behind Doyle's mindless litigation is that, because Sandoval County leans Republican, he would have won if Election Night had been smooth and efficient.
Drat. Too bad for Doyle that courts require hard evidence, not squishy speculation. His lawsuit is doomed, just like his unremarkable political career.
So why do it? Because we do not talk about sex openly. Sex, sexuality, gender identity and masturbation: these are not dirty words. It is not wrong to talk about these concepts and practices. People have sex. Our parents did it, we do it and, one day, our kids will do it, too. Not talking about these things puts people at risk, not just for pregnancy and STD/STIs, but for abusive relationships, misguided decisions and self-loathing.There were some good pieces in the paper -- but it could have been done a lot better with a firmer hand to guide it. Some of the more frivolous parts could have been cut out.
CNM explained itself saying it had been worried about the legal ramifications of a story quoting a high school student, one who advocates sexual abstinence. I don’t get it . But that’s not what they said at first when they closed the paper. They accused the student staff of bad judgment, of running a raunchy edition on contemporary sexual issues (that had no nudity or obscenity), and complained that there wasn’t enough “oversight” or, by implication, control of the staff.Prices mentions the journalism department at CNM -- the community college has no journalism department.
A Santa Fe County commissioner said his commission would protest the proposed rate increases, an assistant manager of a mobile home park said his residents were already packing their bags to escape the proposed rate hikes and a Pojoaque Valley School District board member said the Co-op needed to find a way to prevent an exodus from the school district.
In a notice issued Thursday, the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) announced a scheduled a community town hall meeting "to discuss the progression of the Fort Stanton detention facility."
In addition, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solution's job posting website includes openings for full-time general correctional officer specialists. A partial job description stated CYFD is recruiting for the correctional officers to provide maintenance, repairs and improvements for the Fort Stanton facility.