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OMG: As SecOfState, Nora Espinoza could command the national guard as Acting Gov (and 5 other scary things she’d do if she was in charge)
As the third highest office in the state, the SOS is responsible for filling that role when the Governor and Lt. Governor are unavailable. And it happens more often than you might think.
Since GOP stalwart Dianna Duran’s spectacular fall from grace last year, the current interim Secretary of State, Brad Winter, has stepped up into the acting governor role at least three times.
And that should have your really worried considering one of the two candidates for that position this November is Nora Espinoza and even acting governors can control the national guard (and so so much more).
How much would Donald Trump’s economic plan impact regular New Mexicans? That’s been hard to pin down, in part because Trump declined to give specifics for months.
But after Trump rolled out some components of his plan last week, the number crunchers got to work to see just how the Trump plan would impact homeowners and working families in each state. […]
It seems like most presidential candidates are having a hard time relating to Latino voters this year. But for Gary Johnson, a former governor of the country’s most Chicano state, connecting to our country’s fastest growing constituency is well, as easy as a ride in a low rider. New Mexico is known for its low-rider[…]
“To the many excellent reasons to abolish the death penalty — it’s immoral, does not deter murder and affects minorities disproportionately — we can add one more. It’s an economic drain on governments with already badly depleted budgets.”
This week Governor Susana Martinez once again showed how out of touch with reality she by simultaneously calling for a special session of the legislature to fix the projected $150 million budget shortfall within hours of also calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty in New Mexico. Wait, what? […]
Earlier this month Donald Trump declared, “There is great unity in my campaign, perhaps greater than ever before.”
Someone forgot to tell New Mexico Republicans. […]
Las Cruces woman hosts fundraiser to clear rape kit backlog for victims like her; Legislators: “do your jobs” so she doesn’t have to
There are over 5,000 untested rape kits in New Mexico evidence rooms. The issue with eliminating such a large backlog is funding. Funding is always an issue though, isn’t it? Tired of waiting, one former rape victim is launching her own campaign to raise funds to end the rape kit testing backlog to bring justice[…]
The U.S. Department of Education, Policy and Program Studies Service released a brief examining State and Local Expenditures on Corrections and Education in the last 33 years and the statistics are terrifying. Barbara Petersen, APS Board Member, notes “New Mexico is second only to Texas in the difference between the increase in prison spending to education spending, 668 percentage points difference in the increases in Texas, 602 percentage points difference in the increases in New Mexico.”
“Over the last three decades, state and local corrections expenditures has increased three times faster than spending on elementary and secondary education” (p. 5).
While Republicans nationwide are scrambling to distance themselves from Donald Trump’s unapologetic attack on the parents of a hero American soldier who died in service of our country, New Mexico’s own Congressman Steve Pearce doesn’t just approve of Trump’s statements, he implies that he would say the same thing.
Ladies, if you’ve ever worried about being sexually harassed at work, Donald Trump has some advice for you: “If there’s no better alternative, then you stay.”
Did State Rep. Paul Pacheco break the law? That’s the question KRQE’s reporters and anchors asked Monday after we shared our investigation with them and the Attorney General.