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Morning Word: One more day of Morning Word at NM Telegram

Morning Word: One more day of Morning Word at NM Telegram

I announced on Monday that the Morning Word will soon be shutting down. The reason is that I will be running a new news website that will have a small team of reporters to cover New Mexico news and politics. It is a great opportunity and one that I would not have been able to do without my experience here at NM Telegram. And I would not have been able to keep NM Telegram running … Read entire article »

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The end of NM Telegram as we know it

The end of NM Telegram as we know it

I won’t bury the lede here. New Mexico Telegram will be going away in just a few days. I am leaving New Mexico Telegram to help run a new news website that will be devoted to New Mexico politics. We will focus on everything from the legislative session to state policy to local politics. I will keep New Mexico Telegram up as … Read entire article »

Morning Word: Cabinet shakeups continue

Morning Word: Cabinet shakeups continue

A lot more changes are coming to the cabinet of Susana Martinez. She named nominees for four more positions, as the traditional turnover from the first term to a second continues. The Cabinet-level positions are head of the Human Services Department, State Engineer, Indian Affairs Department and the Department of Homeland Security. The HSD has been embroiled in controversy over recent … Read entire article »

Dems name Egolf Minority Leader

Dems name Egolf Minority Leader

Democrats named Santa Fe’s Brian Egolf as the new Minority Leader in a meeting this Saturday. Demcocrats were put in the rare position of electing a minority leader after a disastrous election night earlier this month where the party lost control of the state House for the first time since Dwight D. Eisenhower was President and Edwin Mechem was governor. Egolf … Read entire article »

Morning Word: Obama’s big immigration executive order

Morning Word: Obama’s big immigration executive order

President Barack Obama made his big immigration announcement on Thursday night. The New Mexico delegation all responded to his executive order and, predictably, it fell along party lines. The Democrats were largely supportive while the lone Republican was adamantly against it. All said that they preferred for Congress to pass immigration legislation, but House Republicans have shown no indication that … Read entire article »

Obama announces immigration action; NM delegation responds

Obama announces immigration action; NM delegation responds

President Barack Obama announced his new immigration initiative on Thursday night in a televised address. The short address laid out what Obama was going to do with the immigration system that Obama said “is broken, and everyone knows it.” Obama said that he prefers that a bipartisan bill — such as the legislation that passed the U.S. Senate — be presented to … Read entire article »

Johnson wants to run for Pres again

Johnson wants to run for Pres again

Fresh off of getting one percent of the vote in 2012, Gary Johnson told the Huffington Post that he would like to run for President again. Johnson ran as the candidate for the Libertarian Party. Johnson promises no pandering to voters; he promises to just tell the truth. If he does decide to run for a second time, of course. “If I do [run], … Read entire article »

Martinez named RGA Vice-Chair

Martinez named RGA Vice-Chair

Gov. Susana Martinez was named the Vice Chair of the Republican Governors Association on Thursday. The decision was made at the group’s meeting and shows Martinez’s importance to the Republican Party on a national level. Martinez is the first Latina governor in the country. The group is dedicated to electing Republicans in gubernatorial elections across the country. The move comes after a … Read entire article »

Morning Word: NM, country prepare for Obama immigration executive order

Morning Word: NM, country prepare for Obama immigration executive order

The Associated Press looks at immigrants in the state and around the nation making preparations in advance of President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order. Allegra Love, a Santa Fe-based immigration attorney, said she expects her services will be in high demand after Obama’s announcement. In response, she will be participating in immigration legal clinics to help potential applicants get their paperwork … Read entire article »

Mapping New Mexico’s vote

Mapping New Mexico’s vote

By Sandra Fish The Republican takeover of New Mexico’s state House was the big news from the Nov. 4 election. Using vote tallies from the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office as of Nov. 17, New Mexico In Depth mapped the state House outcomes, as well as the results for the U.S. Senate and governor’s races. First, the House. From the start, 14 Republican … Read entire article »