Sept. 25, 2017
Topic: government

A Brief Respite

Indicators: Nov. 3

Local News On Sept. 29, child care providers received their first hint of good news after suffering a long bout of budget cuts: $2.4 million in stimulus funds would be used to offset the $13 million slashed from child car...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Andrew Thompson

So Happy Together?

City Council no longer bickers—at least in public

Local News In 1987, the Santa Fe City Council voted to eradicate Hacky Sacks in the Plaza. Twelve years later, the council decided to re-examine the restriction. Before voting to amend the ordinance banning Hacky Sacks, t...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Andrew Thompson


In Brief

Local News Eleven months have passed since SFR first published Diane Moore’s concerns about hiring and financial practices at the New Mexico Department of Health. For most of that time, Moore has been simul

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Don't Count On It

More than 50 New Mexico agencies violate audit law

Local News On Oct. 22, State Auditor Hector Balderas released a list of 54 local government agencies—cities, school districts, villages, water conservation districts and the like—that are behind in filing thei...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Train of Thought

How will the Rail Runner fare under the next governor?

Local News Between the fusillades of scathing ad hominem attacks by the state’s gubernatorial candidates, one agreement has been made: the New Mexico Rail Runner needs to be re-examined. At least in car country, the...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Andrew Thompson

Pop Quiz 2010: Court of Appeals Position 1

Local News Judicial races often provide respite from the mudslinging and TV attack ads of, say, swing-state gubernatorial campaigns. This year’s contest for the first position in the New Mexico Court of Appeals is n...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

What Matters

Indicators: Oct. 20

Local News On Oct. 12, Matt Hughes, senior vice president of Albuquerque firm Research & Polling Inc., presented the results of a two-week survey of the priorities of 709 Santa Fe County residents living outside the c...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Andrew Thompson

Copy Cash

In Brief

Local News On Oct. 18, the Foundation for Open Government and the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office teamed up to release an opinion on an issue close to SFR’s heart: public records.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

The Road Ahead for Progressives

It's time to get back to basics

Features Twenty-one months after Barack Obama was inaugurated on a wave of hope for change in America’s politics and policies, at least two important and seemingly contradictory things can be said. There has been ...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


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