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Environmental group names Jeff to ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

Environmental group names Jeff to ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

State Rep. Sandra Jeff, D-Crownpoint, has been named to the “Dirty Dozen in the States” list by the League of Conservation Voters. Conservation Voters New Mexico’s Verde PAC made the announcement in conjunction with the League of Conservation Voters. The PAC is associated with Conservation Voters New Mexico, which is associated with the national League of Conservation Voters. “Rep. Jeff’s disregard for the health and safety of the residents of House District 5 during her tenure in … Read entire article »

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Weh tells ABC News ‘no regrets’ over controversial ad

Weh tells ABC News ‘no regrets’ over controversial ad

Allen Weh received from national exposure for his controversial web ad that showed the killer of journalist James Foley, moments before Foley was beheaded. Foley was killed by ISIS militants. Since that ad received national attention, Weh has shown no signs that he would apologize and, indeed, Weh’s campaign spent time tweeting comments that were in defense of the video. Weh spoke to ABC News and they asked him about the video, and he again said there … Read entire article »

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Court of Appeals OKs roll back of green building codes

Court of Appeals OKs roll back of green building codes

The Associated Press reported that the state Court of Appeals said changes to building codes by the Construction Industries Commission are OK. The changes have been in the works since Susana Martinez first went into office. The energy efficient building codes were instituted by the Construction Industries Commission under Bill Richardson and were designed to require new buildings in New Mexico more efficient when it comes to using utilities. The Court of Appeals decision undoes a rejection … Read entire article »

Filed under: Courts, Energy, Environment, Featured

DPNM files ethics complaint against Jeff

DPNM files ethics complaint against Jeff

The executive director of the Democratic Party of New Mexico filed an ethics complaint today against State Rep. Sandra Jeff, D-Crownpoint. The ethics complaint says that Jeff received reimbursements for travel from both the state of New Mexico and from her political campaign. The complaint has been forwarded to both the offices of the Secretary of State and state Attorney General. Jeff was taken off the Democratic primary ballot for not having enough valid signatures from registered … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, New Mexico House

End of the month Patreon fundraiser update

End of the month Patreon fundraiser update

It is the last day of the month, which means that everyone’s monthly Patreon donations go through sometime tomorrow. In other words, if you have been thinking about donating to the New Mexico Telegram Patreon and just haven’t pulled the trigger yet then right now is a great time to do so. You can go ahead and go the Patreon page and donate. We are a little more than a month away from the election, and if you … Read entire article »

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Martinez ad criticizes King property deal with the state

Martinez ad criticizes King property deal with the state

An ad by the Susana Martinez campaign says that Gary King received an “insider deal” on property he owns and has benefited from for over a decade. The ad refers to a story by KOB from last week. The report says that Gary King sponsored a memorial asking for the state Department of Health to maintain health clinics in Estancia and Moriarty. After leaving the House, King won a state contract that made a building he owned … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, Featured, Governor

Teachers union files suit over evaluations

Teachers union files suit over evaluations

A teachers union filed a lawsuit saying the portion of teacher evaluations tied to teacher tests are unconstitutional. The suit, brought by NEA New Mexico, seeks to stop the Public Education Department from putting the evaluations into effect, saying the state regulations are so onerous they don’t allow local superintendents to implement policies including the hiring and firing of teachers. The lawsuit says that the requirements usurp the ability of local school districts to implement personnel decisions, … Read entire article »

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Super PAC enters attorney general race

Super PAC enters attorney general race

By Sandra Fish A Democratic super PAC booked at least $345,350 in TV ads aimed at the New Mexico attorney general’s race last week. In fact, the Committee for Justice and Fairness is outspending the two candidates by nearly $100,000. So far, Democrat Hector Balderas is spending $133,415 and Republican Susan Riedel $120,144 in their race to replace Democrat Gary King, who is running for governor. It’s the first significant ad buy in New Mexico this fall from … Read entire article »

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Rasmussen poll says Udall up by 13 over Weh

Rasmussen poll says Udall up by 13 over Weh

A poll by Rasmussen Reports said shows that Tom Udall still has a double-digit lead over Allen Weh. The poll shows that Udall leads 52 percent to 39 percent over Allen Weh. While it is an eight-point swing, the lead is still a comfortable one for Udall with a little more than a month left in the campaign. This is the second poll taken in the U.S. Senate race. A previous poll showed Udall leading Weh by … Read entire article »

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Warren to campaign for Udall

Warren to campaign for Udall

Tom Udall is going to get some big-name help in his U.S. Senate reelection campaign. His colleague in the U.S. Senate, and liberal superstar, Elizabeth Warren is going to attend campaign events in New Mexico on October 1. Warren is a first-term Senator from Massachusetts who has been campaigning extensively for Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate this year. The Udall campaign sent out an email announcing a rally at the Democratic Party of New Mexico Coordinated … Read entire article »

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