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New Mexico unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent in July - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 14:07

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New Mexico unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent in July
KRQE News 13
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – New Mexico's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 6.5 percent in July, up from 6.4 percent in June but unchanged from a year earlier. The state Department of Workforce Solutions said Friday the state added 9,600 over the ...

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New Mexico council counters Bullock opposition to water law - The Missoulian

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 13:17

New Mexico council counters Bullock opposition to water law
The Missoulian
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A guild of New Mexico recreation businesses on Friday hit back at Montana Gov. Steve Bullock for an opinion piece he submitted to the Albuquerque Journal that condemned a state law and encouraged New Mexicans to move to ...

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In 2013, the Exodus Continued

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Fri, 2015-08-21 13:11

The IRS has released interstate taxpayer-migration data for 2013. The news isn’t good for New Mexico.

Washington’s revenue bureaucracy tallies the movement of tax filers, as well as number of exemptions claimed on each return. As the Tax Foundation explains on its migration calculator, the “number of exemptions … corresponds with the number of people the return is for; for example, a return for a married couple with two children would have four exemptions. Therefore, this number is closely correlated with the movement of individual persons.”

In 2013, there were 55,316 exemptions “arriving” in New Mexico. The outflow number stood at 63,739.

Evidently, fabulous weather, friendly people, and fantastic scenery can’t compensate for lousy public policy.

Mexico cracking down on US citizens entering Tijuana

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 13:02
New rules at busy border crossing as immigration debate heats up on campaign trail
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New Mexico council counters Bullock opposition to water law - NBC Montana

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 12:08

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New Mexico council counters Bullock opposition to water law
NBC Montana
A rebuttal from the New Mexico Council of Outfitters and Guides was published in the Journal on Friday. In it, Executive Director Kerrie Romero defended a law the New Mexico Legislature passed in April that requires fishermen to obtain permission to ...

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Albuquerque Public Schools to pay employees who serve in Santa Fe: will they double (or triple)-dip?

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Fri, 2015-08-21 09:58

The Albuquerque Public Schools board (minus Peggy Muller Aragon who opposed the move), recognizing that it has an opportunity to increase its influence in Santa Fe at taxpayer expense, has embarked upon the misguided policy of paying its employees “political leave” while they serve in Santa Fe.

It was apparently all-too-easy for the Board to make the decision. After all, APS already has lobbyists patrolling the halls in Santa Fe, why not throw a few APS-paid legislators into the mix when it comes time to vote on the budget? At least one APS employee, Rep. Tim Lewis, has not accepted his pay as a teacher in the past and presumably will continue to do the same. I doubt the other three APS employees — Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, D-Albuquerque; Rep. Patricio Ruiloba, D-Albuquerque; and Rep. Christine Trujillo, D-Albuquerque — serving in Santa Fe will take the same stance, but I’d love to be surprised.

The question that needs to be asked now is whether these legislators will be allowed to receive “per diem” pay as legislators (again at taxpayer expense). Kathy Korte who previously served on the APS board once called this “triple-dipping.”

Another serious issue with the new APS policy is that it gives APS employees, at least those who accept the “political pay” an unfair advantage over their unpaid colleagues. Board member Barbara Petersen put a positive spin on things saying that offering the pay could draw more APS employees to become lawmakers when they otherwise might not have been able to afford it.

Of course, having fewer legislators with private sector experience and more who are beholden to their government employer is the last thing New Mexico needs.

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Man accused of sex crimes in New Mexico arrested in Nevada - Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 09:14

Man accused of sex crimes in New Mexico arrested in Nevada
Albuquerque Journal
A man wanted in New Mexico for allegedly molesting children has been arrested in Nevada. U.S. Marshals Service officials say 55-year-old Howard Potter was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Thursday pending extradition to New Mexico.

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Second case of the plague reported in Yosemite Park

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 09:03
Health officials investigating outbreak
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Who planted bombs in 3 New Mexico churches? Police still connecting the dots - ChristianToday

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 07:55

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Who planted bombs in 3 New Mexico churches? Police still connecting the dots
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The city of Las Cruces, the second largest in the US state of New Mexico, remains in a state of unease as the FBI and other law enforcers remain clueless on the identities of the culprits who planted bombs in three churches in the city and their ...

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Student enrollment jumps again in New Mexico oil region - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 07:39

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Student enrollment jumps again in New Mexico oil region
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HOBBS, N.M. (AP) – A school district in the heart of New Mexico's oil boom region is reporting another record student enrollment. The Hobbs News-Sun reports that Hobbs Municipal Schools has started the academic year with more than 9,900 students.

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New Mexico AIDS Services future unknown as a new clinic is set to open - New Mexico Political Report

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 06:37

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New Mexico AIDS Services future unknown as a new clinic is set to open
New Mexico Political Report
Earlier this week, a Santa Fe District Court judge denied a legal challenge against the New Mexico Department of Health in a case involving the defunding of a not-for-profit health clinic. Officials from New Mexico AIDS Services (NMAS) have said they ...

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New Mexico confirms case of plague - Fox News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 06:12

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New Mexico confirms case of plague
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – State health officials say they have confirmed the first human case of plague in Bernalillo County. The New Mexico Department of Health said Thursday that tests show a 65-year-old man from there does have the plague.
NM confirms case of plague in Bernalillo CountyKOAT Albuquerque

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New Mexico voters may decide bail reform - taosnews

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 00:06

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New Mexico voters may decide bail reform
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The state's constitution currently guarantees everyone the right to bail unless they are charged with a capital offense such as murder and “the proof is evident or the presumption great,” though New Mexico abolished capital punishment in 2009. Courts ...
New Mexico court issues opinion on retention questionSanta Fe New Mexican

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Water ensures New Mexico cannot be Montana - Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Fri, 2015-08-21 00:02

Water ensures New Mexico cannot be Montana
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a recently published editorial, Montana's Gov. Steve Bullock makes some strongly worded and completely inaccurate accusations about the laws surrounding public access to waters in New Mexico. Bullock is incorrect in his ...

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Haze calls for air quality notification in New Mexico - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2015-08-20 22:03

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Haze calls for air quality notification in New Mexico
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The haze is caused by the massive wildfires burning in Washington, Oregon and California and then the wind pushed the smoke into New Mexico. The city says it is not enough to issue a health alert, but the smoke can cause eye or lung irritation. The ...

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Ronda Rousey to fight Holly Holm on Jan. 2

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Thu, 2015-08-20 22:00
UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will take on former boxing champion Holly Holm in her next bout on Jan. 2. Rousey announced the matchup on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday. The unbeaten 135-pound star's attempt at a seventh title defense will headline UFC 195 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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Florida suspends 3 players for opener vs. New Mexico State

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Thu, 2015-08-20 22:00
Florida has suspended three players for its Sept. 5 season opener against New Mexico State.
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Florida suspends 3 players for opener vs New Mexico State

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Thu, 2015-08-20 22:00
Florida has suspended three players for its Sept. 5 season opener against New Mexico State.
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Gators suspend three players for the opener

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Thu, 2015-08-20 22:00
Gators suspend three players for the opener
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