It may not be the star-studded bonanza Democrats threw in Denver last week, but the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. this week is just as thrilling and momentous an occasion for New Mexico's delegates.
Allen Ginsburg, Abbie Hoffman, naked hippies and “Yippies” chillin’ in Lincoln Park. An effigy of Mayor Richard M Daley burnt to cinders. And, of course, helmeted Chicago police officers and Illinois National Guardsmen busting heads with batons and rifle butts...
If Jerome Block Jr. wins the race for New Mexico’s 3rd Public Regulation Commission district, taxpayers will pay the Democrat an annual salary of $90,000. But the State of New Mexico has already doled out tens of thousands to the candidate under the state’s public campaign finance laws. How he’s spending it raises questions for campaign watchdogs.
Initially, Governor Richardson was pushing a special session to achieve universal health-care coverage in New Mexico, but has since scaled back the proposal to three bills that would provide all children under 18 with health insurance, increase electronic medical record security and consolidate government health-care agencies under a single entity.
Court and lien records show that at least three construction subcontractors have filed more than $2 million in liens and lawsuits against the Railyard Co. LLC, claiming they weren’t fully paid for their work.