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Maggiore: Safety And Security Don’t Come Cheap

on June 9, 2017 - 2:11pm
Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, right, and Khal Spencer of Los Alamos at Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board meeting Wednesday night in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore told members of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board meeting Wednesday night in Santa Fe that all safety and security requirements for future plutonium operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) must be fully funded.

“It’s crystal clear that safety and security don’t come cheap,”

Heinrich Gets Commitment To Accelerate First Testing, Evaluation Construction Project At WSMR In 18 Years

on June 9, 2017 - 10:03am



WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed an announcement from the U.S. Army that it will be moving up plans to fund a $34 million project at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) to 2019 from 2023.

The investment will fund an urgently needed Information Systems Facility to replace the existing communications center that was built in 1962 and caught fire two years ago.

Poll: Steve Pearce In Tight Race With Michelle Lujan Grisham In Hypothetical Governor's Race Match Up

on June 9, 2017 - 7:44am
GOP News:
ALBUQUERQUE ― A poll was released June 2 showing Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce just four points behind U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham in a hypothetical match up for Governor in 2018:
  • Republican Steve Pearce: 43 Percent
  • Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham: 47 Percent
  • Undecided: 10 Percent
"Michelle Lujan Grisham has been actively campaigning for Governor for six months, and yet she is neck and neck with Republican Congressman Steve Pearce, who has not even decided if he's running," said Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi.

Lujan Grisham Introduces HEAL Act Of 2017

on June 9, 2017 - 7:31am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham has reintroduced the “Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act.” 

The HEAL Act of 2017, which now has support from 120 organizations, would restore access to affordable health coverage and care for immigrants authorized to live and work in the United States. 

“The HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2017 will guarantee that lawfully present immigrants who work hard and contribute to our economy will be treated fairly by the health

Udall Statement On Comey Testimony

on June 8, 2017 - 4:13pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee:
“James Comey’s testimony has painted a truly frightening picture for the American people. Today, Mr. Comey reiterated to the American people that, beyond any shadow of a doubt, a foreign adversary attacked our democracy. Mr. Comey told the American people that they cannot trust their president to tell the truth. Mr.

Draft Bernie For A People’s Party Releases Briefing Sent To Sen. Bernie Sanders

on June 8, 2017 - 2:46pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Ahead of the People’s Summit this weekend in Chicago, Draft Bernie for a People’s Party has released a briefing sent directly to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on the feasibility and necessity of creating a new progressive party.
“The facts and figures in the briefing show that a new party is the only way to defeat Trump and the Republican agenda,” said Draft Bernie founder and director Nick Brana, the former national political outreach coordinator for Bernie 2016 and former electoral manager for Our Revolution.

AG Announces $24 Million Settlement & Dismissal Of Qui Tam Lawsuit In Pay-to-Play Case

on June 8, 2017 - 2:27pm
AG News:
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced June 7 that the Office of the Attorney General ("OAG") secured two court rulings June 6 in the Vanderbilt Capital Advisers and Austin Capital Management pay-to-play cases.
District Judge Louis McDonald approved the State's proposed settlement and ordered the dismissal of Qui Tam Plaintiff Frank Foy's lawsuits.
“These rulings will allow this litigation to  continue moving forward to a resolution that is in the best interests of New Mexico taxpayers," Balderas said.