Nov. 24, 2014

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Morning Word: Tripp Will Be Next Speaker

Republicans dominate House for the first time in more than 50 years

 Republicans nominated Don Tripp to be the next Speaker of the House in New Mexico. Republicans will be in power in the House for the first time in over half a century.The Republican Party of New

Monday, November 10, 2014 Matthew Reichbach

Court Reform

Judge Miles Hanisee wants nonpartisan judicial elections in New Mexico

Miles Hanisee is the first Republican to win a statewide judicial race in 12 years. He wants to drop partisanship from judicial elections. 

Friday, November 7, 2014 Joey Peters

Morning Word: Squier Announces Resignation

House GOP to push education with new advantage

As first reported by the Santa Fe New Mexican, Human Services Department secretary Sidonie Squier will be resigning. The resignation is effective December 1, according to her resignation letter. Squie

Friday, November 7, 2014 Matthew Reichbach

HSD Secretary Quits

No reason cited

Susana Martinez' administration gave no explanation for the post-election resignation of the head of the Human Services Department, Sidonie Squier, whose "leadership" the governor referred to as "valu...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 Justin Horwath

Cops in Schools

Plan to provide schools with armed officers stalled

School Board members seemed miffed last night as to why City Council put an abrupt stop to a plan to provide two armed officers to high schools.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 Joey Peters

Morning Word: More fallout from election day results

Martinez talks huge victory

Martinez's victory could have been the largest margin by a Republican gubernatorial candidate ever. Martinez sat down to talk to KRQE.“That was a plus,” Martinez said. “That was something w

Thursday, November 6, 2014 Matthew Reichbach

So Who Actually Voted Last Night?

Voter turnout is way down from last mid-term election

Pundits and pollsters predicting a voter turnout this year similar to the 2010 midterm elections were wrong. Dead wrong. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Joey Peters

Morning Word: Republican Wave Sweeps Across New Mexico

Martinez wins reelection and GOP takes control of the state House

New Mexico was caught up in what turned out to be a nearly nationwide Republican wave. Susana Martinez easily won reelection. Dianna Duran won reelection. And, oh yeah, the Republicans took control of the Stat...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Matthew Reichbach

GOP Poised for House History

Spending likely to break records in match for control of lower chamber, midnight election results too close to call

Legislative candidates are poised to break records in raising more than $5.2 million for control of New Mexico's House of Representatives.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Justin Horwath

Decriminalization Questions Pass; What's Next?

Get ready for some marijuana legislation next year

Locally and nationally, two victors stood out in Tuesday night's midterm election: Republicans and marijuana.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Joey Peters