Aug. 20, 2017
Topic: economy

State Rep. 'Tired Of Supporting Druggies' On Unemployment

New Mexico Workforce Solutions Secretary Ken Ortiz today presented the latest on the state's skyrocketing unemployment to the state House Committee on Labor & Human Resources. Among the facts he laid out: W...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by Corey Pein

Debt Servitude In Santa Fe: A Visual Overview, With Numbers

SFR's year-end issue has a brief overview of how New Mexico and Santa Fe County fared economically in 2009. The short answer is, worse than was reported. Here's a little holiday bonus: Background research. Thes...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 by Corey Pein

More Unanswered Questions At Another Northern NM Bank

Today the financial wires are reporting the unexplained resignation of the chief executive of a local bank's parent company. A story on local bank health in current issue of SFR mentions the troubles at Taos-ba...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by Corey Pein

Lib Group Implies Teague Took $53k To Save Big Banks Billions

This week's SFR draws attention to an oil-industry tax break extension sponsored by oilman and US Rep. Harry Teague, D-NM, a newbie to Congress whom conventional wisdom describes as "vulnerable." Yesterday, Pub...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 by Corey Pein

'Did You Know That If You Collect 100 Gold Coins, You Get An Extra Life?'

SFR's ongoing coverage of the "buy local" movement and its paranoid doppelgänger, "buy precious metals," has produced nothing so succinct as this recent segment on The Colbert Report, which you can watch here....

Friday, December 18, 2009 by Corey Pein

Forbes Ranks NM the 27th Best for Business, 48th for Quality of Life

Forbes has just released its ranking of the best states for businesses and New Mexico came down dead in the middle: 27th, right there between Arkansas and Alabama. Virginia moved to the number one slot, while R...

Friday, September 25, 2009 by SFR Staff

What The State Budget Deficit Looks Like

First, a caveat: This information was already out of date when I picked it up from the Legislative Finance Committee last week. An economist there says continued decline in the broader economy will make for big...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by Corey Pein

Thinking Outside The Box With Lt. Gov. Diane Denish (Updated)

This just in: LT. GOVERNOR DIANE DENISH CHALLENGES SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SAVE MONEY Santa Fe, NM – Lt. Governor Diane Denish will be meeting with New Mexico school superintendents tomorrow to discuss energy cos...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 by Corey Pein

Bingaman On NM's 'Dismal' Jobs Picture

Noting that some 4,000 New Mexicans will run out of unemployment benefits by the end of the year, the state's senior US Senator, Jeff Bingaman, wants his colleagues to pick up the pace on approving an extension...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 by Corey Pein

Free Press Columnist Writes His Own Epitaph

The Santa Fe New Mexican's Tom Sharpe breaks the news this morning that the New Mexico Free Press is ceasing publication for unexplained reasons. Whether it was lambasting Barack Obama's fascist-socialist takeo...

Thursday, December 3, 2009 by Corey Pein


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