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Governor Martinez’s Hiring Freeze Means CYFD, HSD & Other State Agencies Remain Understaffed

Understaffing at agencies has led to a serious problems processing food assistance applications & children falling through the cracks at CYFD New Mexico – Today, Governor Susana Martinez continued her raid against everyday New Mexicans by ordering a hiring freeze at state agencies, even though many agencies are already understaffed. Lack of staff at state

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Republicans Want to Strip Coverage from New Mexicans

New Mexico – In an attempt to gain votes, Republicans in Congress are attempting to make Trump’s Health care plan even worse, by eliminating basic coverage requirements. Some of the most concerning revisions would eliminate care for New Mexico children and those seeking substance abuse services. Specifically, Republicans are moving to eliminate Essential Health Benefits

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Governor Martinez Seeks Government Shutdown, Risks New Mexico’s Future

New Mexico – Governor Martinez ended the legislative session by promising to shutdown state government before the budget even arrived on her desk. Democrats in the legislature sent a balanced budget to the Governor’s desk Saturday with important revenues that would mitigate cuts to public schools, health care, and other critical services.  “Governor Martinez shows

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NM House Republicans Block Bill that Would Ensure Teachers Don’t Go to School Sick

New Mexico – This afternoon, House Republicans declined to stand up to Governor Susana Martinez by refusing to override her irresponsible veto of common-sense legislation to ensure that teachers don’t have to go to work sick. Prior to the Governor’s veto, all but three House Republicans voted in favor of the measure. Yet in today’s

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Gov. Martinez Has Done Nothing to Improve Unemployment in the State

New Mexico Worst Unemployment Rate in the Country Under Governor Martinez   Albuquerque, N.M. –  Figures released from the Department of Labor today, show that Governor Martinez has done nothing to improve unemployment in the state.  With a 6.7% unemployment rate in February, New Mexico has the highest unemployment in the country. Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New

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