Aug. 23, 2014

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The Jobs Race

As New Mexico’s economy falls behind, politicians remain at odds over how to catch up

Local News New Mexico needs jobs. The state has lost roughly 40,000 jobs over the past five years; last year, even as the rest of the country recovered, New Mexico lost another 4,800 jobs.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Sterling Fluharty, Alexa Schirtzinger

Of Big Money and Private Emails

In the aftermath of Emailgate and New Mexico’s most expensive election, will new laws change the game?

Local News If government is truly to be for, by and of the people, then we should know what’s going on—and several lawmakers are trying to make sure that happens.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Justin Horwath

Band-Aid or Big Fix?

Several of the bills likely to come up this session attempt to deal with scandals or problems that surfaced in 2012. Whether they’ll work is an open question

Local News After eight years and more than $200 million, Spaceport America still hasn’t taken off.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Joey Peters

Good, Bad & Ugly

A few of the best, worst and just plain weird bills you’ll see this session

Local News By now, you’re probably familiar with the big issues—jobs, education reform, tax reform, campaign finance, the state budget, etc. But many state lawmakers have filed bills that have nothing to do with thos...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger

How To Storm the Session Like a Pro

Local Politics for Dummiez

Local News Visiting New Mexico’s state capitol during a legislative session can be daunting, especially for the uninitiated.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Matthew Reichbach

Paying Homage

New Mexico mourns former House Speaker Ben Luján’s passing

Local News The recent death of former state House Speaker Ben Luján, D-Santa Fe, prompted multiple public visitations and memorials last week, including one in the Roundhouse rotunda.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Joey Peters

Getting a Piece

State agencies scramble for a share of the budget surplus

Local News Earlier this year, the state House reached what former Speaker Ben Luján, D-Santa Fe, characterized as a milestone in his farewell speech: Its members voted unanimously to pass the state budget.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Joey Peters

Duffy’s Out

Another top staffer leaves the Martinez cabinet

Local News After a long and varied career in state government, another of Gov. Susana Martinez’ cabinet officials has resigned.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Justin Horwath

Fourth-Floor Shakeup

Who’s in and who’s out at the governor’s office

Local News Staff changes are shaking up Gov. Susana Martinez’ administration.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Justin Horwath

Martinezcare

Temperatures rise as New Mexico weighs the future of health care

Local News Last year, Randy Murray spent six months shopping for a health care provider. At 65, Murray was newly eligible for Medicare—and, as a former banker, he thought he was well-equipped for the challenge. It did...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Justin Horwath and Joey Peters
 
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