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Friday, October 21, 2011

New Mexico News

A legislative committee says the federal government plans next year to slightly reduce how much matching money it will provide to New Mexico for health care for the poor and uninsured children.
One of Santa Fe's earliest streets and a possible plaster pit dating from the 1600s has been discovered by archaeologists.
In honor of Oktoberfest this month, check out five microbreweries, from Taos to Deming.
Five local brew pubs in the Land of Enchantment, from New Mexico Magazine

History buffs, check this out:

More budget news... In addition to cutting government waste and balancing the budget without raising taxes at the beginning of the year, I promised to have my cabinet secretaries scrub every corner looking for additional savings. I'm happy to report that my agencies are reverting another $24 million back to the general fund. The total amount could exceed over $70 million in reversions. With our financial house in order, it's now time to focus on reforming our tax structure to lower taxes and help small businesses create more jobs.
Local Food in New Mexico shared Food Day New Mexico's status update.
Hispanic preschoolers see 290 Spanish-language fast-food TV ads each year. McDonald’s is responsible for one-quarter of young people’s exposure to Spanish-language fast-food advertising.
Marketside brand salads sold at Wal-Mart and Smith’s Food and Drug in New Mexico are part of a nationwide salmonella recall. shared a link.
By Heath Haussamen • News • The Las Cruces Sun-News and KFOX-TV are hosting a Las Cruces mayoral candidate debate on Tuesday. is participating on multiple levels, including streaming video of the debate live and hosting a liveblog.
We had a great summit today. Thank you to everyone who participated and discussed ways to strengthen our STEM workforce, which is critical to economic growth and job creation. Ben Ray Luján hosted an Innovation Workforce Development Summit today to bring together key industry and economic development partners to address the future science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career pipeline. shared a link.
By Steve Pearce • Commentary • The U.S. Postal Service must deal with its structural problems, hold down costs, and find new sources of revenue. I did not vote to bail out the big banks, and I will not vote to bail out the U.S. Postal Service.
New Mexico Rail Runner Express riders will soon have to pay more to ride the train. shared a link.
By Michael Swickard • Commentary • An anti-cannabis stance is unfortunate because it needlessly condemns some people to a very unpleasant ending of their life without the relief of medical cannabis. shared a link.
By Heath Haussamen • News • Recent court decisions have rendered N.M.’s Campaign Reporting Act “unenforceable,” one activist says. Without strong disclosure laws, some worry the state could be flooded with undisclosed spending on ads next year.

Authorities are investigating a brutal case of bullying involving a special needs student in Pecos, N.M. What can be done to stop bullying in New Mexico schools?

Have you been conserving more or less water this year?
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico's largest water utility has extended its drought advisory and is urging customers to continue conserving. Thursday, October 20, 2011.

Would you miss the State Fair if it went away?
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Legislative auditors report the New Mexico State Fair is running in the red and doesn't have enough money to finance day-to-day operations. Thursday, October 20, 2011.

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