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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Mexico News

Should you be able to take part of your concealed carry gun classwork online? Why or why not?
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The New Mexico Department of Public Safety just shot down a local gun center's attempt to put part of a concealed carry class online. Tuesday, January 31, 2012. shared a link.
By Heath Haussamen • Commentary • Hanging photos of foster children who are up for adoption in the halls of the Roundhouse would be a powerful statement about the priorities of state government. I hope the legislative branch changes its mind and grants the governor’s request to do it.
Here is a good story about a NMGCC bill in the legislature
SANTA FE - New homebuyers would get a one-time tax credit and a lifetime of lower energy bills under legislation that Democrats are pushing as part of their job-creation package.
A Senate committee leader is raising objections about Gov. Susana Martinez's nominee to run the Corrections Department, saying he apparently omitted information from a background check questionnaire.
Federal authorities are asking for the public's help in capturing a fugitive accused of running a scam that collected millions of dollars in donations from people who believed they were helping U.S. Navy veterans.
State lawmakers are looking over a proposal to improve the way crime victims can keep track of what happens to the criminals who made them victims in the first place, and the idea is to make the bad guys pay for it.
An Albuquerque lawmaker wants more openness and less secrecy about judges who face accusations of wrongdoing on the job - judicial misconduct.
A Democratic Senate leader suggests scrapping a newly approved 25-year lease with the Downs at Albuquerque, which plans to build a larger casino at the state fairgrounds.
Great conversation with NPR's Ted Robbins, the Southwest Correspondent for their national desk.
This is the legislative season not just in New Mexico but across the country and National Public Radio is taking a closer look at state budgets. New Mexico fares rather well when pitted against the budget woes of states across the country and across the Southwest.  

KOAT shared a link.
SANTA FE, N.M. -- A proposed $5.6 billion state budget hit a last-minute snag in a House committee Monday after Republicans objected that several of the GOP governor's initiatives might get chopped if the state's revenue outlook dims. Monday, January 30, 2012.
EXTRA! EXTRA! Get your Stapleton confrontation video here! (Our latest on the blog)
Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton can’t wait for people to forget the December 14th meeting of the Legislative Education Subcommittee. Stapleton, smarting from a report filed by KRQE’s Larry Barker, took the opportunity at a lunch break to confront Representative Nora Espinoza.  

New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce shared a link.
Bipartisan Survey Finds Seventy Percent of New Mexico Voters Recognize that Renewable Energy Creates Jobs , Seventy-One Percent Support State's Renewable Energy Standard
Reies Lopez Tijerina, an icon of the Chicano Movement, is slated to make a rare appearance Thursday at the Roundhouse.
A legislative agency has released a video of a confrontation between two lawmakers in which a Democratic House member calls Republican Gov. Susana Martinez a "Mexican."
Headed to the Senate floor to pay tribute to New Mexico hero, Spc. Pernell Herrera from Espanola, New Mexico. Watch live here:

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