Low turnout, lots of money and a likeable personality.
Oh, and he’s a good campaigner, too.
Professors, politicos and others credited all of the above for helping push Mayor Richard Berry to a whopping re-election victory in last week’s election, when he won 68 percent of the vote. He led his closest competitor, Pete Dinelli, by 39 percentage points.
The $6.7 million chopper should be for purely state business. And that doesn’t include making up for lost time getting to the airport to catch a flight for a political event. That’s the kind of thing candidate Martinez would have robustly criticized.
So when her spokesman tries to paint the $800 chopper trip as being in the public’s interest, it really doesn’t fly.
The partial closure of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Oct. 1 has the potential to impact several initiatives that feed local residents.
One food distribution program administered by the Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council could be forced to close after the end of the month if funding for the Department of Agriculture is not restored.
A notice on the Carson National Forest’s website states that the government’s “lapse in funding” means the sale of all types of permits, including firewood and other forest products, are suspended until the government reopens.
Jon Hendry, who helped found the PAC and is still listed as its chairman and campaign treasurer in its latest filings with the city, told The New Mexican on Thursday that the committee had no involvement in hiring the D.C. firm.Hendry, of course, is president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, and IATSE Local 480.
But Hendry backtracked after the story appeared and said he was no longer with the PAC and was now part of Gonzales’ campaign steering committee.
Each of them was picked up by family members, who were asked to let state police know they had done so, he said.
"I would respectfully disagree that they're in danger, missing or abducted," Domenici said Sunday.
Anti-tobacco advocates claim the ruling could put the squeeze on the state, which incurs an estimated $954 million in annual medical and other smoking-related costs, according to the state’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
“It’s a big loss to lose any of this money that we are supposed to be using for future death and disease,” said Sandra Adondakis, the state government relations director for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.
With the new "Voting Convenience Centers" or VCC, the public would no longer have to be assigned a voting precinct, but would rather simply be able to go to the two VCC's located in Deming and cast their vote.
Each VCC computer will be online with the statewide registration database at the County Clerk's office and each vote cast will immediately be counted as to prevent double votes or any type of voter fraud.
Included in the policy is a section on the future of coal and coal-fired power plants located on the Navajo Nation.
"Coal and coal-fired plants are a significant component of the Navajo economy and the nation's revenues," the energy policy states. "The nation will encourage a future in coal as a key component of the nation's energy mix as a coal producer that derives a significant amount of royalties, rent, fees, jobs and tax revenue from coal mining and production of electricity."
The energy policy also calls for the tribe to support clean coal technology and any of its developments, a measure that is also receiving support from Shelly.
Chavez said that the text may have been sent by way of a spoof smartphone application that she said allows uses to send texts from a different phone number.
APS is not looking into who did send the message.
In this year's scenario, a group of people in one of the college's programs are arrested and expelled after getting caught with methamphetamines. In retaliation, two of the people shoot students at two locations on campus. At the same time, two people from the group also bomb a facility of local energy company Kinder Morgan.
While the campus has never experienced anything of the degree practiced in the drill, Rhonda Schaeffer, the college's director of public relations, said the drill helps responders refine their response.