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Senate Democrat Boss Michael Sanchez Kills Legislation Protecting New Mexico Children

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Senate Democrat Leader Michael Sanchez effectively killed a number of bills that would have strengthened penalties for crimes against children, including one that would have closed-- Continue reading

"Keep It in the Ground" at Work in New Mexico

New Mexico has the nation's highest jobless rate: 6.8%. You'd think its residents would welcome anyone who wants to come to the state and create jobs. Especially when that company is in the industry t-- Continue reading

Why the Oregon Uprising?

Posted by William Richardson at http://www.americanlandscouncil.org/why_the_oregon_uprising?utm_campaign=oregon_cries_ou&utm_medium=email&utm_source=americanlandscouncil 

January 21, 2016-- Continue reading

Today's Budget Realities Could Help Us Prepare for the Future

By Senator Pete Campos

Before the 2016 legislative session even began, lawmakers in Santa Fe began to tackle our number one priority every 30-day session: developing a responsible budget that funds st-- Continue reading

Leave Driver's Licenses Alone; Issue an Optional REAL ID Card

By Senator Pete Campos

Lost amid the confusion, frustration and posturing regarding the federal government's mandates for state driver's licenses is an obvious solution: create a REAL ID card for thos-- Continue reading

Special Interest Raid of the Land Grant Permanent Fund Is New Mexico’s War on Children

By Carla J. Sonntag, President and Founder, New Mexico Business Coalition

The Land Grant Permanent Fund (LGPF) was established with New Mexico's statehood in 1912 and is held in trust for our public s-- Continue reading

Ted and Trump Take Different Tracks on Ethanol

Terry Branstad was first elected governor of Iowa in 1982. His six terms in office have made him the longest serving governor in American history and the most influential politician in the state. He r-- Continue reading

Heinrich Still Doesn’t Get It

Heinrich Still Doesn’t Get It

By Dowd Muska, Rio Grande Foundation

“We have, over time, lost access to a lot of public lands.”

That’s Martin Heinrich, in an address to “conservationists” in Las Cruces on Saturday. (Look — he wore a camou-- Continue reading

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