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Study ranks New Mexico poorly on ease of access to doctors’ information

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Thu, 2016-05-05 16:43

Do you want to find out if your doctor has been disciplined by the medical board, the feds, or has faced a high number of malpractice cases? In New Mexico, you may be out of luck. Of course, we at Rio Grande Foundation (like Milton Friedman before us) had little use for government-mandated professional licensing.

Recently, I sat down with KRQE Channel 13 to discuss a new report from Consumer Reports that ranked state medical licensing boards on their public disclosure on websites etc. of information relating to disciplinary actions taken against doctors as well as malpractice payouts and criminal convictions. Neither of New Mexico’s licensing boards performed particularly well in the report (osteopathic or the regular medical board). You can check out the study for yourself on pages 26-28 of the report.

Watch the full interview which aired earlier this week below:

Historic black fraternity forms New Mexico undergrad chapter - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 16:10

Historic black fraternity forms New Mexico undergrad chapter
Santa Fe New Mexican
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A historically black fraternity is expanding in New Mexico, joining other black fraternities and sororities that have formed in the state in recent years. Seven University of New Mexico students chartered this week an ...

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In New Mexico, Democrats and GOP scrutinize Trump - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 16:10

In New Mexico, Democrats and GOP scrutinize Trump
Santa Fe New Mexican
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Leading Democrats in New Mexico are taking aim at Donald Trump as the state's Republican governor withholds her full endorsement of the presumptive GOP nominee. State Democratic lawmakers and party leaders gathered ...

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Missing boy, 4, has been found, authorities say - KOAT Albuquerque

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 14:45

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Missing boy, 4, has been found, authorities say
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This is the second Amber Alert reported in New Mexico this week. A missing 11-year-old girl was found dead late Tuesday morning near Shiprock. A man arrested in that case admitted to sexually assaulting the girl, authorities said. Action 7 News will ...
New Mexico Amber Alert: Angelo Garcia abducted in Sandoval CountyBNO News
4-year-old NM boy abducted by mother found safe, Amber Alert canceledKCBD-TV

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New Mexico judge: Teen killer to be sentenced as juvenile in Las Vegas, N.M., case - Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 14:20

New Mexico judge: Teen killer to be sentenced as juvenile in Las Vegas, N.M., case
Albuquerque Journal
LAS VEGAS, N.M. — A New Mexico judge has ruled that a 16-year-old who fatally stabbed a man will be sentenced as a juvenile. The Las Vegas Optic reports that Judge Gerald Baca said Thursday that the teenager who stabbed his mother's 24-year-old ...
New Mexico judge: Teen killer to be sentenced as juvenileClay Center Dispatch

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Stewart Title economist on New Mexico: "This is a strong, sustainable recovery" - Albuquerque Business First

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 14:01

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Stewart Title economist on New Mexico: "This is a strong, sustainable recovery"
Albuquerque Business First
Jones was in Rio Rancho on Thursday at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center with a look at New Mexico's overall economy, which he presented at NAIOP-New Mexico's Rio Rancho Roundtable Series. Despite saying he's not a feel-good economist, he started ...
Which New Mexico high school baseball districts are the best?MaxPreps

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New Mexico Amber Alert: Angelo Garcia abducted in Sandoval County - BNO News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 11:18

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New Mexico Amber Alert: Angelo Garcia abducted in Sandoval County
BNO News
A New Mexico Amber Alert has been issued for 4-year-old Angelo Garcia after he was allegedly abducted from an elementary school in Jemez, authorities in Sandoval County say. Anyone with information is urged to call 911 immediately.
Missing boy, 4, has been found, authorities sayKOAT Albuquerque
Amber Alert issued for 4-year-old NM boy abducted by motherKCBD-TV

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New Mexico judge: Teen killer to be sentenced as juvenile - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 10:57

KRQE News 13

New Mexico judge: Teen killer to be sentenced as juvenile
KRQE News 13
SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) – Residents of Silver City have spotted big horn sheep in the area, a rare event for the southern New Mexico city. The Silver City Sun-News reports that New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Big Horn Biologist Eric Rominger says ...

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Response to Quigley and his “white paper”

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Thu, 2016-05-05 09:35

In today’s Albuquerque Journal, liberal columnist Winthrop Quigley cited a “white paper” by some of his friends in the field of economics. He relies on statements contained in this paper to again call for higher taxes and to, theoretically refute a recent RGF column written to counteract Quigley’s calls for higher taxes.

Quigley did not include a link to the new “white paper” in his column either in print or online. There is nothing at the UNM Bureau of Economic Research page as of this posting. Nothing contained in this paper has been shared with me or anyone at RGF. I have reached out to Jim Peach at NMSU (a co-author of this white paper) who I know personally as well as Quigley himself to obtain a copy. Until we receive the actual critique of our work, it is hard to even formulate a response (rest assured, we’ll push for the ABQ Journal to give us such a response).

Anyway, at least from looking at Quigley’s article in today’s paper, he brings up some interesting points that one could argue mean NM does not spend as much and as a somewhat less bloated workforce relative to other states than we argue, but he fails to provide specific data or analysis to justify his arguments. More importantly, he doesn’t even attempt to make an economic argument that higher taxes would be beneficial or are necessary to improve New Mexico’s economy.

All that said, we do agree that eliminating loopholes and flattening the rate of New Mexico’s gross receipts tax would be good things.

NMSU eyes teaching northern New Mexico men how to cook - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 09:11

NMSU eyes teaching northern New Mexico men how to cook
Santa Fe New Mexican
OHKAY OWINGEH PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University wants to teach some men in northern New Mexico to cook something more than grilled cheese sandwiches. The college's Cooperative Extension Service in Rio Arriba County and the ...

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Man admits to sexually touching 11-year-old, investigators say - KOAT Albuquerque

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 07:40

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Man admits to sexually touching 11-year-old, investigators say
KOAT Albuquerque
SHIPROCK, N.M. —The man charged in the death of an 11-year-old girl told investigators he brought a tire iron with him when he sexually touched her, according to a criminal complaint. Related. Vigil for slain girl scheduled for Thursday in Albuquerque ...
Man Charged in Abduction and Killing of Girl, 11, in New MexicoNBCNews.com
New Mexico Man Accused of Killing Girl on Navajo ReservationTIME
FBI: Suspect in custody in murder of Navajo girl in New MexicoUSA TODAY
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Historic black fraternity forms New Mexico undergrad chapter - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 07:14

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Historic black fraternity forms New Mexico undergrad chapter
KRQE News 13
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A historically black fraternity is expanding in New Mexico, joining other black fraternities and sororities that have formed in the state in recent years. Seven University of New Mexico students chartered this week an ...

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NMSU eyes teaching northern New Mexico men how to cook - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 07:04

KRQE News 13

NMSU eyes teaching northern New Mexico men how to cook
KRQE News 13
OHKAY OWINGEH PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico State University wants to teach some men in northern New Mexico to cook something more than grilled cheese sandwiches. The college's Cooperative Extension Service in Rio Arriba County and the ...

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New Mexico governor stays mum as Trump advances - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 06:06

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New Mexico governor stays mum as Trump advances
KRQE News 13
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is declining to say whether she will vote for Donald Trump now that he is the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Martinez on Wednesday declined through a spokesman to say whether ...
In New Mexico, Democrats and GOP scrutinize TrumpKCBD-TV
Nev. Gov. Brian Sandoval endorses Trump, NM Gov. Susana Martinez on the fenceFox News Latino
As GOP divisions grow, Martinez remains silent on Trump endorsementSanta Fe New Mexican

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NMSU eyes teaching northern New Mexico men how to cook - KFDA

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 03:58

NMSU eyes teaching northern New Mexico men how to cook
KFDA
OHKAY OWINGEH PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State University wants to teach some men in northern New Mexico to cook something more than grilled cheese sandwiches. The college's Cooperative Extension Service in Rio Arriba County and the ...

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New Mexico state officials mum on climate change plan - New Mexico Political Report

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 00:06

New Mexico Political Report

New Mexico state officials mum on climate change plan
New Mexico Political Report
Until earlier this year, states across the nation, including New Mexico, had been holding public meetings and planning to cut pollution from power plants. Taken as a whole, those plans were the Obama Administration's most significant attempt, through ...

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'White paper' calls for New Mexico tax reform - Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-05-05 00:05

'White paper' calls for New Mexico tax reform
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Exhibiting, perhaps, more gumption than sense, four veteran observers of New Mexico's economy have joined the debate over taxation kicked off last month by my UpFront columns suggesting New Mexico increase taxes and end ...

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New Mexico groups join suits to force EPA to regulate fracking - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-05-04 23:16

New Mexico groups join suits to force EPA to regulate fracking
Santa Fe New Mexican
Environmental advocacy groups in New Mexico and across the nation filed federal lawsuits this week accusing the Obama administration of failing to protect public lands and residents from the ramifications of oil and gas production, particularly fracking.

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New Mexico AG backs rule changes to protect borrowers - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-05-04 21:12

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New Mexico AG backs rule changes to protect borrowers
Santa Fe New Mexican
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is endorsing proposed federal rule changes that would ban lenders from using a loophole to block consumers from filing class-action lawsuits. In a speech scheduled Thursday, the Democrat ...
AG Balderas to Feds: NM Consumers Deserve Their Day in CourtKRWG
New Mexico AG To Speak On Consumer Protection Rule ProposalsKANW

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