Discussion Topic: Local Government

New Mexico Senate Leader Sanchez Happy With Status Quo

There is a battle under way in New Mexico over whether to be happy with the status quo or to enact free market reforms that will improve our state. Based on his efforts this session and his recent attack on me and my organization, it is clear that Sen. Michael Sanchez...

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Legislative Update Interview: Latest from the 2014 Session

I sat down with Margaret Ortiz at TBN for a discussion of the issues moving through the 2014 legislative session. Things are happening fast at this point at the Roundhouse, but this interview remains relevant as it touches on the big, controversial issues facing...

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Local Rep Leading Fight for States

There is a movement sweeping the nation — bills have been introduced in 23 states including New Mexico — to restore the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution. What, you might say is the 10th Amendment and why is it important? Well, that is part of the...

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The State Investment Council Needs a Closer Look

The pending loss of New Mexico’s $19 million investment in Eclipse Aviation raises important questions about how wisely the State Investment Council (SIC) is handling our money. This is not the first private equity investment by the SIC to go sour. New Mexico lost a...

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Elect Representatives to Serve, Not Bring Home Bacon

With the onset of the first debates in the Republican primary for New Mexico's open US Senate seat, some attention has been temporarily re-focused on the state's myriad congressional races and away from the presidential race. Now is the time to discuss a few broad...

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More Silliness in Santa Fe

In case you have not been following the latest news in the video game industry, you may not be aware that a proposal cooked up right here in New Mexico has made news in gaming circles nationwide. The proposal, which was developed by the Rio Grande Chapter of the...

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Albuquerque Should Learn Lesson from Wi-Fi Debacles

Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez made a splash recently in the local media when he requested proposals from several companies asking them to find ways to create a free, citywide wireless Internet service. Providing free wireless access may sound like a great idea, but...

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