According to a bi-partisan group of New Mexico legislators, and as reported by the Santa Fe New Mexican, Martinez’s claims about the budget and her much-touted school book program don’t hold up to scrutiny.
In March of last year, President Obama created the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, near Taos, using his executive authority under the Antiquities Act. Past presidents have used the Act to create New Mexico’s treasured national monuments which contribute over $54 million in annual tourist spending and which support over 1,000 New Mexico jobs. Now the President is poised to protect more historically, geographically, and culturally significant land in Southern New Mexico.
Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) embarked today on a tour of his Third Congressional district to highlight the importance of STEM education in New Mexico. “STEM” stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics” and has become a major focus of education in the 21st-Century.
The latest RPNM email blast is a straight copy-paste of Koch’s opinion piece, illustrating how closely aligned the Republican Party (both national and state) is with the Koch Brothers’ ideals of unimpeded government de-regulation, the promotion of pseudo-science to justify continued dependence on dirty energy, and a maniacal obsession on gutting health care reforms (using lies and half-truths).
As usual, the “data” behind such claims confuses correlation with causation in an attempt to fit the square-peg of their specious arguments into the round hole of reality.
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) participated in an all-night session — last night and into early this morning — with his colleagues from the Senate Climate Action Task Force to raise awareness about climate change and urge Congress to act on this critical issue. Senator Udall noted that New Mexico and the Southwest are “at the bull’s-eye when it comes to climate change” but also pointed to the fact that New Mexico is already focusing on solutions and is poised to be a major player in renewable energy development.