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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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DPNM Slams Governor for Showing Preference to Campaign Donors, Again

Albuquerque, N.M. –  Following a troubling revelation in the legislature Saturday, Senators took to the floor to recall a bill introduced on behalf of Governor Martinez to benefit her campaign donors.  The governor requested the legislature to pass a bill allowing the state to bypass its own regulations so as to extend the lease on an

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DPNM Stands with Tribes, Divests from Financial Institution Backing Dakota Access Pipeline

Albuquerque, N.M. – The Democratic Party of New Mexico, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and tribes throughout New Mexico, made the decision to divest from Wells Fargo, one of the many financial institutions supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Chairwoman Haaland, the first Native American state party chair in the country, said, “The Democratic Party of

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Democrats Embrace New DNC Leadership

Albuquerque N.M – Today, Democrats from across the country elected Secretary Tom Perez as the Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). In his first action as DNC Chair, Perez nominated Representative Keith Ellison to serve as Deputy Chair of the DNC.  Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico released the following

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Congressman Pearce Supports ICE Raids that Hurt Communities in His District

Albuquerque, N.M. – Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico Debra Haaland stood up for New Mexico’s immigrant communities today, and demanded respect from Congressman Steve Pearce.  Congressman Pearce declared his support for ICE raids that hurt communities in his district with a statement released earlier this week. “President Trump and his Republican colleague Steve Pearce have demonstrated

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Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver Delivers on Campaign Promise

Albuquerque N.M –  Today, Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Debra Haaland commended Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on her commitment to keep her campaign promise of ensuring transparency in government. Under Secretary Toulouse Oliver’s leadership, the Secretary of State’s Office launched a site that makes it easier for New Mexicans to access candidate and public

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Democrats Oppose DeVos Confirmation

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, following the confirmation vote in favor of President Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Debra Haaland released the following statement: “The confirmation vote for Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education was a misstep for this country.  New Mexicans rely on public schools to provide a quality education

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DPNM: New Mexico GDP Heading the Wrong Direction Under Gov. Martinez

Albuquerque, N.M. – Governor Martinez’s lack of leadership on the economy was highlighted in a new report today from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).  The BEA, a federal government agency under the Department of Commerce, released new gross domestic product (GDP) data for the third quarter of 2016.  The BEA’s analysis placed New Mexico at the

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