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Briefs: Feb 11

News from under the fold

Local News This week: Peace, Rockets and Legislative Twitter.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Dave Maass

The Shining

When lawmakers tackle Web cams, it’s time to watch out!

Features Good government organizations use “sunlight” as the metaphor to describe laws and methods of opening the political process to the public in order to improve its influence and participation. By most ...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Dave Maass

Close Call

Lawmakers didn’t realize sex-offender bill made phone numbers public

Local News Legislation intented to track potential sexual predators goes too far. But mistakes like this can happen in short sessions, say state representatives.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 Dave Maass

Dialing Out

Report says prison phone companies still gouging families

Local News The phone is ringing; you pick it up. An operator announces it’s a collect call—your spouse, sibling, child—from prison. Will you accept the charges? Good luck finding out what those charg...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Dave Maass

Fret Not

NM Musicians ponder state guitar

Local News Far ranging reactions to the concept of a state guitar from denizens.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Dave Maass

SFR TALK: XBox Wizard

With Troy "Snake" Dunn

Interviews In the year 2552, Troy Dunn and his BR55 Battle Rifle are all that stand between free life in the universe and its total obliteration at the hands of alien religious fanatics. In the year 2009, Dunn is still a ...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Dave Maass

Crowd Control

Luck, connections and money could get you inauguration tickets

Local News Democratic US Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall’s offices each received about 400 tickets and both distributed the vast majority through a lottery. Fellow Democrat US Rep. Ben Ray Luján received le...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Dave Maass

What its Wirth

Santa Fe’s freshman senator talks transition  

Local News An interview with Senator Wirth in advance of this year's session.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Dave Maass

Politics Online

Keep up with the Legislature, virtually

Local News How to track, examine, comment and pester from the comfort of your couch.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Dave Maass

Crank it up!

Less money, mo’ problems: welcome to the 2009 legislature.

Features New Mexico's 70 representatives and 42 senators will need to cut, chop and gouge almost half a billion dollars immediately from this year’s spending. Furthermore, they will do it under the watchful eye of...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Dave Maass
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