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Morning Word, 04-09-13

The New Mexico news recap

April 9, 2013, 8:00 am
By Matthew Reichbach
Gov. Susana Martinez has largely been teflon in her term as governor -- but as Martinez's status grows on a national scale, so does the focus on everything she does. For example, a veto of a bill that would have provided help for domestic partners of veterans went national, at least in liberal news outlets. It was covered by the Huffington Post, Salon and Rachel Maddow's show.

Martinez's office says the problem with the bill was that it did not define what domestic partners meant.

A lot of this could have been avoided if Martinez had used her veto pen to reject the bill -- instead she pocket vetoed the bill, which means there was no explanation.

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