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Triple digit temps dry the Rio Grande

New Mexico's farmers and endangered fish had a tough month

Local News Despite spring runoff that ripped down the Rio Grande in early June, consistently high temperatures in July are contributing to drying in the Rio Grande, the state’s largest river.Under a 2003 plan

Thursday, July 28, 2016 Laura Paskus, New Mexico In Depth

Who Spent What?

Local News Lobbyists may end up reporting far less of their spending on lawmakers under a bill lauded for improving the state’s campaign finance system.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 New Mexico In Depth

'Cleared of Wrongdoing'

NM attorney general exonerates 10 behavioral health providers in fraud case, leaving two investigations open

Local News The New Mexico Attorney General exonerated 10 health care providers of fraud charges Monday, a significant reversal for Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration, which accused 15 organizations of ...

Monday, February 8, 2016 New Mexico In Depth

Too Much Prosecution?

Koch brothers, defense attorneys: What’s on New Mexicans’ minds matters

Local News A politically disparate, influential group of thought-heavyweights has its eye on New Mexico for a clampdown on government prosecutions of people for crimes they didn’t know they’d committed.

Friday, February 5, 2016 New Mexico In Depth

Sitting There

$1 billion for New Mexico projects remains unspent, lawmakers told

Local News Hundreds of projects around New Mexico sit uncompleted as $1 billion in state funding meant to pay for them remains unspent, legislative staff told the New Mexico Legislature’s budget arm Wednesday.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 New Mexico In Depth

Veto Pen

Gov. Martinez strikes through capital projects, mostly those carried by Democrats

Local News Democratic lawmakers felt the brunt of  Gov. Susana Martinez's 42 capital outlay project vetoes, with 27 of those projects sponsored solely by Democrats.But Martinez did veto some GO

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 New Mexico In Depth

No Local Control

Bid to limit local control of oil and gas goes to Senate

Local News About 25 cities or counties in New Mexico have passed restrictions on mining, oil and gas that go beyond state laws. These are things like: dictating how close wells can be

Thursday, March 12, 2015 New Mexico In Depth

Anticlimactic Revelation

Health audit offers striking numbers but no proof of fraud

Local News The headline the New Mexico Human Services Department trumpeted in June 2013 was eye-popping: An audit of 15 health organizations found nearly $36 million in potential overbilling and possible Medicaid Fraud. B...

Monday, February 2, 2015 New Mexico In Depth

Election TV Ads Top $12 Million

Gov. Martinez accounted for 25% of state’s TV ads

Local News At a cost of $12.2 million, New Mexico candidates and political action committees aired 260 hours of commercials on traditional TV stations across the state for the 2014 election.Republican Gov. Susan

Thursday, November 13, 2014 New Mexico In Depth

Power Players

Meet New Mexico’s top 10 political donors

Local News From 2011 to 2014 tens of millions of dollars flowed through New Mexico’s political system, a notable amount for a poor state with one of the highest rates of poverty and a large percentage of resid

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 New Mexico In Depth
 
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Morning Word: Death Penalty Reinstatement Would Cost State Millions

Morning Word At the same time New Mexico lawmakers are trying to shore up the state’s budget, the New Mexico Public Defender's Office is questioning the costs associated with reinstating the death penalty.  ... More

Sept. 22, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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