Morning Word: Governor's Approval Drops

Three polls show her below 50 percent

Martinez' Approval Ranking Sinks

Three separate polls show Gov. Susana Martinez’ approval rating

. The timing isn’t good for Republicans, who’ve been counting on her popularity to help with key legislative races this fall. Political analyst Joe Monahan has the numbers and the scoop.

Administration Officials Won't Answer Questions

Her popularity may continue to trend down after three of her top Human Services Department officials opted to

during testimony about widespread food stamp program application fraud in Las Cruces on Friday.

State Wages Stagnate

Martinez’ popularity might have started to nosedive after her infamous pizza party in Santa Fe last December, and getting it back up may be difficult as the


Meth Overdoses Spike

Who knows if it’s the result of the economic hardships, but the number of meth overdoses in New Mexico is

in New Mexico.

Immigrant Cases Clog Courts

Federal judges in New Mexico are also

in the number of immigrant cases on their court dockets.

Cops to Cook Crack 

This is a little strange, but the Albuquerque Police Department’s narcotics team got approval from a state judge to

to sell in undercover street operations.

Yates Picks Up Endorsements

Former state Republican Party Chairman

ahead of this weekend’s vote for a national committeeman. He’s trying to oust Martinez ally Pat Rogers.

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