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The Latest: New Mexico REAL ID compromise passes 2nd test - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 16:54

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The Latest: New Mexico REAL ID compromise passes 2nd test
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
The Senate Judiciary Committee has begun debate Friday on a bill that would allow all New Mexico residents to apply for REAL ID-compliant licenses or obtain a "driver's authorization card." Under the proposal, immigrants living in the country illegally ...
New Mexico Lawmakers Closer to Complying with REAL ID ActGovernment Technology
New Mexico REAL ID compromise passes 2nd testKOB.com
The Latest: New Mexico Dem leader: REAL ID 'dividing' stateWashington Times

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Student wins New Mexico's 'Doodle 4 Google' competition - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 16:12

Santa Fe New Mexican

Student wins New Mexico's 'Doodle 4 Google' competition
KRQE News 13
Google This image provided by Google show's the company's new logo. Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet. The revised design unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 features the same mix ...
Los Alamos student chosen as New Mexico's Doodle 4 Google winnerSanta Fe New Mexican

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Advocates backing revamped New Mexico REAL ID bill - Washington Times

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 15:48

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Advocates backing revamped New Mexico REAL ID bill
Washington Times
New Mexico Senate Democratic Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, center, with Rep. Javier Martinez, D-Albuquerque, left, and state Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, right, discusses plans at Sanchez's law office in Los Lunas, N.M., Tuesday, Dec.
New Mexico REAL ID compromise passes 2nd testKRQE News 13
The Latest: New Mexico REAL ID compromise passes 2nd testSFGate
New Mexico REAL ID bipartisan compromise passes 2nd testThe Killeen Daily Herald

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New Mexico Senate passes version of a 'Kendra's law' - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 15:22

KRQE News 13

New Mexico Senate passes version of a 'Kendra's law'
KRQE News 13
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The New Mexico Senate has passed a proposal that would require some New Mexico residents with severe mental illness to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment. The Democratic-led Senate voted 29-9 to approve a bill that ...

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No debate: New Mexico home schoolers left out of state competition - Fox News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 15:05

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No debate: New Mexico home schoolers left out of state competition
Fox News
In an email, association President Lisa Lincoln told the team its registration was rejected because it isn't a member of the New Mexico Activities Association.The NMAA is a private nonprofit that oversees interscholastic activities within the state ...

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New Mexico Lawmakers Closer to Complying with REAL ID Act - Government Technology

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 14:12

Government Technology

New Mexico Lawmakers Closer to Complying with REAL ID Act
Government Technology
Susana Martinez's request that lawmakers pass a bill that allows New Mexico's undocumented immigrants to obtain only a driving authorization card, instead of a license, in a compromise to make the state compliant with the federal REAL ID Act. For the ...
A Democratic New Mexico senator says House Republicans and Gov. Susana Martinez are holding the state "hostage ...The Republic

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New Mexico woman posed as Humane Society woman, stole couple's dog - WDTN

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 13:18

WDTN

New Mexico woman posed as Humane Society woman, stole couple's dog
WDTN
RIO COMMUNITIES, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico couple said a woman posing as an Animal Humane employee stole one of their dogs. “Don't leave them wandering around by themselves because this lady will take them,” said Leandra Quevedo.

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Higher Taxes — Just What New Mexico Needs?

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Fri, 2016-02-05 13:15

By itself, New Mexico’s tax on corporate income doesn’t render the state economically uncompetitive. A heavy and complicated overall tax structure, lack of a right-to-work law, extensive welfare architecture, reams of burdensome regulations, alarming dropout rate, and many other factors make the Land of Enchantment an undesirable place to do business.

But it’s important to note that, as the Tax Foundation recently documented, New Mexico’s top marginal corporate tax is higher than each of its five neighbors. The levy is statutorily slated to drop to 6.6 percent for the current year, down from 6.9 percent in 2015. Oklahoma, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona have lower rates — and Texas, of course, has no corporate tax at all.

Enter Sen. Mimi Stewart (D-Albuquerque). The hard-left legislator and “retired educator” has sponsored a bill to delay the “rate reduction to [2017] and all subsequent rate reductions by one year.”

Is hiking taxes during what’s looking more and more like an economic apocalypse for New Mexico a good idea? You make the call.

 

New Mexico succeeds in barring horse slaughter operation - The Denver Post

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 13:07

Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico succeeds in barring horse slaughter operation
The Denver Post
ALBUQUERQUE, n.m.New Mexico has succeeded in a lengthy legal battle aimed at barring a horse slaughter operation from opening in the state. A state District Court judge in Santa Fe granted an order late Thursday that finalizes a settlement reached ...
New Mexico succeeds in legal fight to bar horse slaughterWashington Times

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New Mexico Democrats Announce 'Direct Care Workforce Act' - KRWG

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 12:48

KRWG

New Mexico Democrats Announce 'Direct Care Workforce Act'
KRWG
Here in New Mexico the senior population is growing. The goal of this legislation is to create a permanent Direct Care Workforce Subcommittee that would provide assistance with quality of life for those 65 years of age and older, as well as those with ...

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New Mexico succeeds in legal fight to bar horse slaughter - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 12:28

New Mexico succeeds in legal fight to bar horse slaughter
Santa Fe New Mexican
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has succeeded in a lengthy legal battled aimed at barring a horse slaughter operation from opening in the state. A state district judge in Santa Fe granted an order late Thursday that finalizes a settlement reached ...

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New Mexico considers creation of ethics commission - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 12:28

New Mexico considers creation of ethics commission
Santa Fe New Mexican
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is moving closer than ever toward creating an independent ethics commission to keep watch over the conduct and campaign finances of public officials, lobbyists and state contractors. The House of Representatives is ...

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New Mexico considers creation of ethics commission - Hastings Tribune

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 11:17

New Mexico considers creation of ethics commission
Hastings Tribune
Criminal matters would still be referred to prosecutors. New Mexico is one of eight states that do not have an independent ethics commission or committee. A long list of ethics and campaign finance reforms are pending before the Legislature this year.

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Koch brothers, defense attorneys: What's on New Mexicans' minds matters - New Mexico In Depth

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 11:13

New Mexico In Depth

Koch brothers, defense attorneys: What's on New Mexicans' minds matters
New Mexico In Depth
A politically disparate, influential group of thought-heavyweights has its eye on New Mexico for a clampdown on government prosecutions of people for crimes they didn't know they'd committed. Last week, the Charles Koch Institute and the Rio Grande ...

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New Mexico succeeds in legal fight to bar horse slaughter - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 11:01

KRQE News 13

New Mexico succeeds in legal fight to bar horse slaughter
KRQE News 13
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – New Mexico has succeeded in a lengthy legal battled aimed at barring a horse slaughter operation from opening in the state. A state district judge in Santa Fe granted an order late Thursday that finalizes a settlement reached with ...

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New Mexico considers creation of ethics commission - Washington Times

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 11:00

New Mexico considers creation of ethics commission
Washington Times
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico is moving closer than ever toward creating an independent ethics commission to keep watch over the conduct and campaign finances of public officials, lobbyists and state contractors. The House of Representatives is ...

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New Mexico succeeds in legal fight to bar horse slaughter - Washington Times

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 10:27

New Mexico succeeds in legal fight to bar horse slaughter
Washington Times
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico has succeeded in a lengthy legal battled aimed at barring a horse slaughter operation from opening in the state. A state district judge in Santa Fe granted an order late Thursday that finalizes a settlement reached ...

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What’s happening in Santa Fe? House Dems propose “Economic Opportunity Plan”

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Fri, 2016-02-05 10:02

The Rio Grande Foundation is tracking the goings-on in Santa Fe. Despite New Mexico’s worst-in-the-nation unemployment rate, most of the action — with the session more than half-over — has been on drivers licenses and “tough on crime” policies. That is not to say that large numbers of bills –including several economic reforms — haven’t passed the New Mexico House only to lay stacked on Majority Leader Michael Sanchez’s desk. It is true that there has been a shift in priorities (as you can see from the list of House-passed bills).

Click on Sanchez’s picture to go to that site: 

One group that claims to understand the need to focus on economic issues is the House Democrats. They rolled out their “Economic Opportunity Plan”  which House Democratic Leader, Representative Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) claims — with no research whatsoever — would reduce the State’s unemployment to 3.9%. That would take us from dead-last to tied with Idaho for 11th. 

These are the very same  people who, when they finally got booted from office after 52 years of House dominance, had helped New Mexico to the worst poverty rate in the nation. Needless to say, the most significant parts of their agenda comes from the far-left playbook although many of the bills on the lengthy list like (HB 11: Shaken Baby Syndrome Educational Materials) seem almost trivial and unrelated to the New Mexico economy.

  • HJR 10: Tap the Permanent Fund for Early Childhood Education;
  • HB 125: Increase Minimum Wage;
  • HB 255: New Higher Income Tax Bracket
  • HB 89: Public Employee Salary Increases

Interestingly, though the group decries the emphasis by Gov. Martinez on criminal justice issues, their list of public safety bills is almost along as the rest of their bills combined. Mostly, the “Economic Opportunity Plan” seems to be a laundry list of bills proposed by House Democrats during the 2016 session. There is no philosophical approach (besides more and bigger government). There is no analysis provided as to their impact. Just the old “Trust Us!”

BYU track: Cougars gear up for the New Mexico Classic - Deseret News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2016-02-05 09:16

BYU track: Cougars gear up for the New Mexico Classic
Deseret News
Short distance runners, jumpers and throwers have the spotlight this weekend at the New Mexico Collegiate Track and Field Classic on Feb. 5-6. Last weekend's standout long distance runners have the week off. Now BYU coach Ed Eyestone is looking ...

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Infamous New Mexico Fraud Case - KOAT Albuquerque

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-02-04 22:55

KOAT Albuquerque

Infamous New Mexico Fraud Case
KOAT Albuquerque
IS. DOUG: MANY OF YOU JUST WATCH MADE OFF HERE ON KOA -- MADOFF HERE ON KOAT, THE MAN WHO SCAMMED INVESTORS OUT OF $65 WELL SOME OF YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THE MAN KNOWN AS NEW MEXICO'S MADOFF, DOUG ...

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