Chief Deputy Attorney General Al Lama said Thursday a state district judge in Santa Fe has been asked to issue an order making clear the audit report will be protected from public disclosure once it's provided to Balderas.
“The ACA made a significant change in how Medicaid fraud is investigated,” Al Lama of the Attorney General’s Office told members of the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday. “The attorney general’s office cannot advise the (Human Services Department) … because that’s not authorized by federal law … We don’t carry the same sort of discretion to make determinations … That rests with the agency director.”
“Water demand exceeds the supply,” Santa Fe Mayor David Coss said Thursday as he announced the city’s intention to join with other municipalities in seeking specific actions to help the Colorado River.An official outlined an interim pipeline plan in Eastern New Mexico.
The San Juan-Chama Project, which delivers water from a Colorado River tributary to the Rio Grande, provides almost half the drinking water for Santa Fe residents through the Buckman Direct Diversion project. As water flows in the San Juan and Rio Grande shrink, there’s the potential for Santa Fe to lose the river as a source of water. The city water system has municipal reservoirs and wells supplying water as well, but those resources also will be affected by an ongoing drought.
Under the plan, the water authority would construct of an interim pipeline, which will run from northern Curry County, west of Cannon Air Force Base, and toward Portales and Elida, with water purchased from private landowners. Called Phase 2, the interim pipeline would be complete in 10 years, officials said.
Van Gulick likened the interim pipeline to a diversified water portfolio, giving communities more than one source of water.
Cross [sic] spoke during a stop in Santa Fe of the “I Will Act on Climate” bus. The 27-state bus tour is organized by several environmental and health groups, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
“We have a moral obligation to the future to leave them a healthier planet, just like our parents and grandparents handed us a better planet. We need to be responsible stewards for where we live,” Coss said, according to the Journal.
Voters will need to present two identification documents that show name and address such as: a state-issued ID card, Social Security Card, student ID card, utility bill, bank statement or a paycheck.
"My fifth-grade class first became aware of Otero Mesa through Styve Homnick (founder and director of Citizens for Otero Mesa). He was a weekly visitor to our class and spoke about his 'New York' culture, as well as introducing Otero Mesa," said Mescalero Schools teacher Wendolyn Murphy. "None of the students were aware of the mesa or the significance of it and how it relates to their culture. With some brainstorming, the students decided to write a letter to Sasha and Malia Obama. They thought they could connect with the young ladies due to their age and possibly interest them in the Apache culture.
Ruidoso Downs councilors have placed Police Chief Doug Babcock on probation following a preliminary vote of "no confidence" from four out of five officers in his department.