March 28, 2017
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Fizzy Math

First finance reports show PACs in soda tax election are set to spend more than $500K

Local News Sugar-sweetened drinks are kind of a big deal. As proof, witness the more than $500,000 poured into the campaigns for and against Santa Fe’s proposed two-cents-an-ounce tax on such beverages.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 Matt Grubs

Into the Fire

Three years later, SFR’s anti-secrecy and free expression case against Gov. Martinez heads to court

Local News After years of legal wrangling over press freedoms and the public’s right to know, the Santa Fe Reporter is set to finally have its day in state District Court at the end of this month.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Marisa Demarco

There’s No Escape

New Mexico water agency covered by SFR wins national ‘award’ for secrecy

Local News Thanks to what a national journalism group calls “outright contempt of the public’s right to know,” the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission has a new distinction to hang on the wall

Thursday, March 16, 2017 Matt Grubs

Half-Day

More than 1,000 protestors rally at the capitol against education cuts

Local News The action comes just after Santa Fe Public Schools called for a half-day to allow teachers to demonstrate. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017 Steven Hsieh

Stepping Down

NM Parole Board executive director resigns, takes new state job

Local News The executive director of the New Mexico Parole Board has moved to another state job, as fresh controversy surrounds the board’s handling of parole hearings for the state’s “30-year lifer" population.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Ron’s Run

Could City Councilor Ron Trujillo become Santa Fe’s next mayor?

Local News Councilor Ron Trujillo raises a glossy mailer depicting him as a younger man with a fuller, blacker goatee. It’s an ad supporting Mayor Javier Gonzales’ proposed sugar tax. Trujillo says it’s racist.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Steven Hsieh

Community Blank

Santa Fe’s local banks are becoming less locally owned

Local News While the corporate banking industry continues its climb toward economic domination, community-based banking is looking less and less like Santa Fe these days.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Matt Grubs

Sweet Speech

7 Highlights From Councilor Ron Trujillo's Anti-Sugar Tax Opus

Local News You were probably asleep Wednesday night when City Councilor Ron Trujillo logged the sole vote against holding a special election in Santa Fe on May 2.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 Julie Ann Grimm and Steven Hsieh

Capitol Gains

New Mexico’s ‘citizen legislators’ can pull in $40,000 tax-free

Local News August 2016 was a busy month for state Rep. Jimmie Hall. It started with a two-day meeting in Albuquerque, then two days in Las Cruces. Hall spent five days in Chicago for a national legislative conference.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Matt Grubs

The Soda War is On

Kids v. Cokes set for May ballot

Local News City Council scheduled a special election for May 2, which early estimates suggest could cost around $90,000. Anyone who wants to vote in the election must be registered by April 4. Early voting begins on April...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Steven Hsieh
 
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Morning Word: Soda Tax Campaign Gets Sticky

Morning Word The head of a pro-tax political group is apologizing after distributing a flier that didn't say who paid for the blast. ... More

March 23, 2017 by Matt Grubs

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