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Does Governor Martinez Really Want a Balanced Budget?

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

As one of the 112 State legislators who worked our tails off during the 2017 60-day legislative session, I was both irritated and confused by the Governor’s comments that we had “-- Continue reading

What Should "Tax Reform" Look Like?

By State Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino

One of Governor Martinez’ pointed criticisms of the recent legislative session was that it failed to enact “tax reform.” She dangles the need for such action as something-- Continue reading

NMBC supports EPA action to delay BLM venting and flaring rule

"The New Mexico Business Coalition supports Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt’s action to delay enforcement of the BLM Venting and Flaring rule published November 2016. That rule is ove-- Continue reading

Spring Ritual Leaves Lasting Impressions

By Cliff Schleusner, USFWS

Spring: It’s the most wonderful time of the year in New Mexico. The woods are alive with sights and sounds, none greater than the courtship display of wild turkeys. New Mexico-- Continue reading

Letter to editor supports Gov. Martinez and asks legislators to cut

The State legislators are upset that Governor Martinez chose to veto the balanced budget that they crafted and sent to her. They are upset, in spite of the fact that she told them she would not raise-- Continue reading

Worries about Copper Cowbelles Shindig...

The Copper CowBelles.........are getting worried. Ticket sales for our Shindig coming up on April 22 seem to be down. We are competing with the Tour of the Gila (who changed the event date after we ch-- Continue reading

Governor’s False Budget Crisis is Hers Alone

By State Senator Howie Morales, Democrat of Silver City

Governor Susana Martinez’s proposed threats that grabbed headlines across New Mexico are not a solution to the state’s financial difficulties. She r-- Continue reading

Public Broadcasting – a great bargain

In response to the editorial on NPR and PBS:

Defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be a grave disservice to our country. In addition to the news that the editorial writer doesn’t like,-- Continue reading

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