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Governor Acts On Legislation

on March 14, 2016 - 9:55am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Wednesday March 9, Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation helping the Department of Transportation to deliver high-quality road construction projects, at a lower cost, in less time.
 
House Bill 206, sponsored by Representatives Cathrynn Brown, R-Carlsbad and Lucky Varela, D-Santa Fe, and Senate Bill 215, sponsored by Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, will allow the New Mexico Department of Transportation to use design-build procurement for certain large, critical highway infrastructure projects.
 
This allows one company to design and

Scenes From Saturday's Democratic Party of New Mexico's Pre-primary Convention At Isleta Resort

on March 13, 2016 - 5:48pm

Delegates from Los Alamos County attended the Democratic Party of New Mexico's Pre-primary Convention Saturday at Isleta Resort & Casino. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Delegate Amy Storey, right, with Merrie Lee Soules who is running for Congress in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District. Courtesy photo

Delegates from Los Alamos County gather Saturday at the Democratic Party of New Mexico's Pre-primary Convention at Isleta Resort & Casino. Courtesy photo

Voter Registration Training Monday Night

on March 13, 2016 - 5:11pm
DPLA New:
 
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will host Voter Registration Training at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14 at UNM-LA Building 05.  
 
A representative from the Secretary of State's Office will provide training to those who would like to register voters. Voter registration forms and instructions will be distributed to those who attend this training.

Scenes From Thursday’s GOP Meet & Greet

on March 12, 2016 - 1:39pm

Third Congressional District candidate Michael H. Romero told the audience gathered for a Meet & Greet Thursday at UNM-LA that there are a lot of things his Democratic opponent, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, hasn't been doing that he will. ‘Another thing, once the elections are over … you never hear from them again … I will get a mobile home to use as a mobile office and travel around the state speaking to constituents about their concerns,’ Romero said.

Scott Weaver Appointed DPS Cabinet Secretary

on March 12, 2016 - 11:47am

DPS Cabinet Secretary Scott Weaver

From The Office Of The Governor:

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Scott Weaver as secretary for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Weaver has more than two decades of law enforcement experience, serving as an officer with the New Mexico State Police from 1994 to 2015, prior to his appointment by Martinez as deputy secretary of DPS. His appointment follows the departure of former DPS Secretary Greg Fouratt, who recently stepped down to become a U.S. magistrate judge in Las Cruces.

“As a former prosecutor whose father and

ProgressNow NM Responds To Proposed Takeover At UNM Health Sciences Center

on March 12, 2016 - 10:22am

ProgressNow NM Managing Director Alex Curtas

ProgressNow NM  News:

ALBUQUERQUE – After the New Mexico Political Report published a story early Friday morning detailing a proposal by Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointees on the UNM Board of Regents to dissolve the UNM Health Sciences Center Board, ProgressNow NM Managing Director Alex Curtas released this statement:

“It’s an incredible affront to this community, and an indication of how politicized Gov. Martinez has made the UNM Board of Regents, that there’s a proposal on the table to strip the UNM Health Sciences Center of its independence.

De Minimis Value Increases To $800

on March 12, 2016 - 7:54am

Trucks filled with merchandise line up for inspection at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas. Courtesy/fronterasdesk.org

CBP News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As agreed in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, signed by President Barack Obama Feb. 24, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that March 10, it raised the value of a shipment of merchandise imported by one person on one day that generally may be imported free of duties and taxes from $200 to $800.

This raising of the de minimis exemption is due to an amendment of the Tariff Act of 1930 included in the Trade

Republican Candidate Withdraws From Los Alamos County Clerk Race ... Throws Support To GOP Opponent

on March 11, 2016 - 11:20am

During a candidate meet & greet event Thursday evening at UNM-LA, Republican Wendy Laird announces that she is withdrawing from the Los Alamos County Clerk race and throwing her support behind GOP opponent Naomi Maestas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Republican Wendy Laird filed Tuesday morning for the Los Alamos County Clerk position ... not realizing her fellow Republican Naomi Maestas, who has worked at the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office for nearly a decade, was going to run as well. Maestas filed Tuesday afternoon.

At Thursday evening's Meet & Greet event at

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