Category Archives: Comment

Day 4: Governor Martinez and State Republicans Obsess About Unions; Zero Jobs Created in Legislative Session

Minimum Wage increase fails because of GOP gimmicks The number one issue in New Mexico is (lack of) jobs. For over 50 months—1522 days, Governor Martinez and state Republicans have done nothing to create jobs. Nothing. Instead of bringing labor, business and government together to work for solutions, this Governor and the Republican Party have

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Day 3: Governor’s Assault on Women’s Health is Taken From GOP Playbook

Governor Martinez attempted to ignore New Mexican families and put women’s health at risk to further her political career This is day three for DPNM’s series in exposing Governor Martinez’s failed political agenda for the recent legislative session. Today’s topic is her extreme initiatives to limit access to women’s healthcare. The Governor supported SB 347,

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Day 2: Governor’s Misguided Approach on Education would do Irreparable Harm to Our Children

The Governor’s initiatives of “Mandatory Flunking” as well as the reliance on the PARCC exam would cause severe damage not only to our children, but to our schools as well Today, as part of the Democrat Party’s five-day series on how the Governor’s political and divisive agenda has hurt New Mexicans – we focus on

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5 Ways in which the Governor’s Attempts to Play Politics will Hurt New Mexico for Years to Come

Governor’s Partisan and Divisive Agenda During 60-Day Session Will Have a Long Lasting Effect on New Mexico Families During the past 60-Day session, Governor Martinez made it clear that she was more interested in playing partisan politics than helping the people of New Mexico. While she tried to blame Democrats in the Legislature for her

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Governor Martinez:  First, violates state law for partisan schemes; next, allows personal campaign committees to accept over $120,000 from convicted domestic violence felon

Bitter and spiteful Governor will do anything to further national political career Item: Over the past few days, Governor Martinez sent notices to numerous County Commissions instructing them to schedule “emergency” meetings so she could ram through a replacement Senator in SD39.  She sent out these notices with full understanding that NM Statute 10-51-1 F

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Senator Michael Padilla: Governor Should Sign Democrats’ ‘Ready to Work’ Jobs Plan

The 2015 Legislative Session now has less than a week to finish all its work, but there is still plenty of time to address the most pressing need in New Mexico today: more jobs. Early in this 60-day meeting of the legislature, Senate Democrats laid out our priorities through an ambitious ‘Ready to Work’ Jobs

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DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz on the 50th Anniversary of Selma

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of the March in Selma, Alabama: “Fifty years ago, a group of determined Americans gathered in Selma, AL and our nation would forever change as a result of their courageous actions. They were young people and students from across the South

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Senator Howie Morales: Parents Have the Right to Opt Their Children Out of Standardized Testing

There is a lot of misinformation circulating regarding the upcoming Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test (PARCC) that will be administered to students from grades 3-11 this spring. I want to clarify the options parents have in deciding to opt their children out of taking this test. Many of you have

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U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham: Commentary: Right-to-work legislation matters to working families

Reposted from the Santa Fe New Mexican Saturday, February 7 As the national economy shows signs of real improvement, New Mexico’s recovery has been challenging and slow. Working families want to know when we will see more jobs, higher salaries and access to quality education at every level. The state Legislature has an opportunity to

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Aubrey Dunn and the Republican Party of New Mexico Still Trying to Disenfranchise Voters

Dunn and the RPNM resort to ​lie​s and ​ fear in order to try to influence the outcome of the Land Commissioner’s Race In a message to supporters can only be considered as comical, candidate for State Land Commissioner, Aubrey Dunn, attempted to scare his supporters into giving him money by making outrageous and racist

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