#5 – Top 5 Martinez blunders as we approach another legislative session

As the new year starts to pick up speed, as our 30-day legislative session creeps ever closer, we thought it’s the perfect time to highlight some of the failures of our state’s commander-in-chief, Governor Susana Martinez. Between now and the first day of session, when Governor Martinez is set to give her last State of the State Address, Progress Now NM is pleased to present the top five times Governor Martinez has failed the people of New Mexico.

Gov’s $7,900 Xmas Party Prompts Dems to Call for Oversight

Santa Fe –  Governor Martinez’s Christmas Parties are now legendary. Her post-party 911 call to Santa Fe Police drew national attention after she used the occasion to demand the names of anyone who complained about the rowdy post-gala pizza party she attended in an upscale Santa Fe hotel. It also didn’t help that she told police to go away instead of investigating. State Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez noted that anyone else would likely have gone to jail for that action alone:

“Any regular person who tried to do what she did would be subject to a charge of obstruction” Sen. Sanchez #NMPol https://t.co/hQCsoLLfqm
— NM Senate Democrats (@NMSenateDems) December 23, 2015
After the fact, we learn that the governor’s office paid for the big Christmas blowout was paid for by taxpayers at a cost of more than $7,900. What was wrong with the office potluck?