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Coalition Letter From Latino Groups Thanks Governor

on November 19, 2018 - 6:02am
TLI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — The LIBRE Initiative released a coalition letter to thank Gov. Susana Martinez for acting to reduce unnecessary occupational licensing barriers that stand in the way of hardworking Latino families in New Mexico.
 
Joining on this letter are a range of Latino organizations who share a goal of empowering Hispanic communities. The signers call on members of the state legislature to secure these reforms into law and stand ready to work with anyone to reduce barriers to opportunity for Hispanic communities.
 
Below is an excerpt of the letter:
 
“For far too

DOI Announces FY 2018 Energy Revenue Disbursements Climb To $8.93 Billion

on November 18, 2018 - 9:51am
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
 
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced that Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) disbursed $8.93 billion in Fiscal Year 2018 from energy production on federal and American Indian lands and offshore areas.
 
That figure represents an increase of $1.82 billion over the previous year.
 
“President Trump’s energy dominance strategy is paying off and local communities across America are the beneficiaries,” Zinke said.

Attorney General Hector Balderas Secures More Than $60,000 Disbursement For New Mexico Legal Aid

on November 18, 2018 - 8:34am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced the successful disbursement of more than $60,000 to New Mexico Legal Aid.
 
The funding is the result of unclaimed funds payed by a defendant in a recently concluded case, and will be redistributed by court order to help New Mexico Legal Aid support the legal needs of New Mexicans.
 
“Protecting the rights of vulnerable New Mexicans has always been a top priority for my office, and I am pleased the funding that we recovered will be used for that purpose,” Balderas said.

Governor: Fortune 500 Company Cummins Expands

on November 18, 2018 - 8:32am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
CLOVIS Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) a global power leader that has a natural gas engine upfit and assembly facility in Clovis is expanding and creating 10 new high-wage manufacturing jobs.
 
The expansion is being supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA and a City of Clovis Economic Incentive Board (EIB) grant.
 
"When we lower taxes, cut through bureaucratic red tape and strengthen our incentives, companies choose New Mexico," Martinez said. "Cummins is staying and growing in New Mexico.

What’s Next For New Mexico’s Free Market Movement?

on November 17, 2018 - 7:30am
By PAUL GESSING
President
Rio Grande Foundation
 
The Rio Grande Foundation is a non-partisan organization, but like so many other New Mexicans, we followed the recent election closely and were surprised by the “blue tsunami” that hit our State.
 
As a policy-driven organization, we look forward, not back. That said, the utter devastation of the GOP and most fiscally-conservative candidates on Election Day will make the 2019 Legislature and beyond quite interesting.
 
We have a number of questions that we don’t know the answers to, but we hope will frame the policy discussion as we

Letter To The Editor: Council’s Action On Health Care

on November 17, 2018 - 5:58am
By RICHARD NEBEL
Los Alamos
 

This is a response to the County Council’s recent action on health care. I have a couple of chronic conditions that incur medical expenses that are about $3,000/month. Three years ago I didn’t have either of these problems, but when you get older medical issues can show up very quickly. Right now I have Medicare backed up by the Lab’s medical insurance. I don’t have co-pays or deductibles, so it works out well for me.

Since most people in Los Alamos do or did work at the lab, my health care benefits are pretty typical.

Gov-Elect Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces Agency Transition Leadership

on November 16, 2018 - 8:44am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced the individuals who will serve as co-chairs of committees responsible for providing a review of state departments as part of the gubernatorial transition.
 
The agency transition team is made up of seven different committees, each examining distinct areas of state government. The chairs will lead their committee’s effort to engage with key stakeholders and current government agency personnel and provide strategic recommendations for Governor-elect Lujan Grisham.
 
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