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New Mexico State Senate Democrats Roll Out Big Jobs Package

‘Ready to Work’ Will Get NM Working Again  Democratic leaders in the New Mexico Senate today announced an ambitious package of legislation that would create 73,000 new jobs and stimulate economic growth. The Democrats’ ‘Ready to Work’ Jobs Package contains more than 40 bills introduced in the current Session that address the need for more

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New Mexico Democrats: Ready to Create Jobs Now

Governor Martinez and State GOP: Zero Jobs in 1,369 days Governor Martinez and state Republican legislators have spent the past 1,369 days pushing divisive social issues and failing to create one good paying job anywhere in New Mexico. What will it take to push these anti-jobs, say-no-to-everything, do nothing elected Republicans to just do their

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Senator Tom Udall Disappointed in Filibuster of Bill to Protect New Mexico Jobs

U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement after Republicans blocked the Bring Jobs Home Act, which he supported to protect and create jobs in New Mexico and across the nation by offering incentives for companies that insource jobs and eliminating a tax loophole that benefits companies moving offshore:  “Today, we had an opportunity to

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New Mexico Is Ranked Dead Last In Private Sector Job Growth. Dead Last.

Thousands and thousands of New Mexicans have been forced to move out of state the past 3 and a half years for one reason: Republican Governor Martinez. Over the past year, New Mexico lost 600 jobs for a 0.1 negative growth rate. The Albuquerque region alone lost 2700 jobs for a 0.7 negative growth rate.

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Governor Martinez Refuses Help to Create NM Jobs

Efforts by Sens. Keller and Candelaria rebuffed and ignored; 6000 jobs at stake For the first time since Governor Martinez took office, a company is interested in creating almost 6000 jobs in New Mexico. Two NM State Senators have stepped up-Sen. Keller and Sen. Candelaria, and offered ideas and possible incentives to help make this

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Senator Udall Highlights Importance of Innovation, Investment to N.M. Job Growth in Speech to Greater Albuquerque Chamber

In a speech yesterday to the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, highlighted the importance of investments in infrastructure and education to helping strengthen the economy in New Mexico and create jobs. Resources he has fought for – including the grant that helped complete an

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Governor Martinez–Zero Jobs Created; New Mexico Continues to Lose -5900 Jobs

Martinez and GOP failed policies, lack of vision have caused thousands to flee state Enough is enough. Governor Martinez has been in office 40 months and has failed to create jobs or do anything to improve the economy. Every single state in the southwestern United States and across the country except New Mexico and Virginia

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Announce Funds for Economic Development in Eastern New Mexico

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that the Eastern Plains Council of Governments, which serves Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Harding, Quay, Roosevelt and Union counties, has been awarded $120,000 in planning investment funding from the Economic Development Administration, to support the development and implementation of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the

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First Lady Michelle Obama Announces that the Construction Industry Will Hire 100,000 Veterans Over the Next 5 Years

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama  addressed well over 300 stakeholders from the military, business community, and federal  government at the first ever Veterans’ Employment in Construction Symposium at the Department of Labor. The First Ladyannounced that more than 100 companies in the construction industry are committing to hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next 5 years. This

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President Obama Travels the Country to Promote Opportunity for All

Following his fifth State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama is traveling around the country to talk more about the importance of opportunity for all. Yesterday, President Obama visited a General Electric gas engines facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin and McGavock High School in Nashville. At both stops, he detailed the four parts of

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