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Rasmussen poll: Udall has large lead over Weh in Senate race

Rasmussen poll: Udall has large lead over Weh in Senate race

A poll by Rasmnussen Reports shows that Tom Udall has a large lead over Allen Weh in the U.S. Senate race. The poll shows that Udall leads Weh 54 percent to 33 percent. The poll finds that three percent prefer another candidate and ten percent are undecided. There are no other candidates in the race. Udall is the incumbent in the race and is facing his first reelection bid after being elected to an open seat … Read entire article »

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NM FOG names open government award winners

NM FOG names open government award winners

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government announced the winners of its annual awards dedicated to open government. The group announced three recipients of the Dixon First Amendment Award, one lawyer, one journalist and one in government. Charles “Kip” Purcell will be given the award for lawyers, Colleen Heild of the Albuquerque Journal will be given the award for journalists and State Rep. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, for members of government. “The battle against government secrecy is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Open Government

Morning Word: NM to stay on federal exchange

Morning Word: NM to stay on federal exchange

New Mexico will stay on the federal healthcare exchange in 2015 after the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange board said a state-based exchange wouldn’t be ready in time. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports on the large markups for procedures in hospitals. According to an analysis by The New Mexican of hospital pricing data from 2012, released by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, hospitals in the state set prices for outpatients 547 percent higher … Read entire article »

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Groups still collecting signatures for Santa Fe marijuana penalty reduction

Groups still collecting signatures for Santa Fe marijuana penalty reduction

While headlines have said that the effort to put a question of reducing penalties for possession of marijuana in Santa Fe to the voters, the efforts haven’t failed yet. The Santa Fe clerk’s office validated more than 3,500 of 7,000 signatures turned in by Reducing Marijuana Penalties in an effort to put the question on the November ballot. The effort requires 5,673 signatures for the question to go to voters. With 3,569 valid signatures, the group is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Health, Santa Fe

New Mexico to stay on federal health insurance exchange in 2015

New Mexico to stay on federal health insurance exchange in 2015

The state of New Mexico will remain on the federal exchange for individuals in 2015, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange Board announced today. Albuquerque Business First reported the news just before noon today. The board made the decision after a vote at today’s NMHIX board meeting. From Albuquerque Business First: Board members were told by its IT vendors that the project completed on time, but there were other problems. The NMHIX did not have a contract … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Health

Morning Word: Poll shows dead-heat in governor’s race

Morning Word: Poll shows dead-heat in governor’s race

A poll by Rasmussen Reports found that the gubernatorial race between Gary King and Susana Martinez is tied at 43 percent. It’s coming to the end of the month — so it’s about time to donate to the New Mexico Telegram Patreon fundraiser if you haven’t already. The fundraiser is just $8 per month away from reaching the first goal. The first goal is getting rid of Google ads on the site — so hurry up … Read entire article »

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Rasmussen poll: Governor’s race tied at 43 percent

Rasmussen poll: Governor’s race tied at 43 percent

A poll by Rasmussen Reports puts the race for governor between Gary King and Susana Martinez at a dead-heat with each candidate at 43 percent. The poll finds that each candidate has the support of 43 percent of likely voters while seven percent backed “some other candidate” and seven percent are undecided. There is no third-party candidate in the race and no candidate filed to run as a write-in candidate. King’s campaign quickly responded to the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Governor, Polling

Morning Word: Griego role in sale of state building questioned

Morning Word: Griego role in sale of state building questioned

State Senator Phil Griego, D-San Jose, is at the center of controversy after profiting from the sale of a state building he voted to approve. The Here’s the Santa Fe New Mexican’s report on the Griego controversy. Comedian Stephen Colbert featured statements by Rep. Steve Pearce on immigration as part of his show earlier this week. An advocate for immigrant families in Artesia says the children are not getting proper medical care and being deported before they … Read entire article »

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New Martinez ad focuses on education

New Martinez ad focuses on education

The drought of new political ads is over, as the campaign for Governor Susana Martinez announced a new ad, this one focusing on education. The ad doesn’t mention the controversial social promotion or merit pay, but does mention increasing graduation rates in the state. “Governor Susana Martinez is moving New Mexico’s education system forward and she is committed to making the improvements to get the job done — even if it means standing up to the union … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, Education, Featured, Governor

Colbert lampoons Pearce on trip to Central America

Colbert lampoons Pearce on trip to Central America

Rep. Steve Pearce got some national attention for statements he made as part of a fact-finding mission to Central America. It came in the form of a segment on the satirical and highly popular Colbert Report on Comedy Central. The full video is embedded at the bottom of the post. Colbert mocked statements that Pearce made to the Santa Fe New Mexican. PEarce said the children leaving Guatemala and Honduras were doing so because of economic reasons … Read entire article »

Filed under: Border, Delegation, Featured, National News, Video