April 21, 2014

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Topic: government

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

Recommissioning

New Mexico voted to change the PRC. Now comes the hard part

Local News On a Friday morning at the Public Regulation Commission, Qwest is in the middle of a week’s worth of hearings.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Joey Peters

Too Close?

The thin line between candidates and PACs

Local News It was a tough, dirty fight, and former Las Cruces District Attorney Amy Orlando knows exactly who was on her side. It’s right there on the mailers accusing her opponent of siding with sex offenders over inno...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Justin Horwath
 
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