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Day 3: Governor’s Assault on Women’s Health is Taken From GOP Playbook

Governor Martinez attempted to ignore New Mexican families and put women’s health at risk to further her political career This is day three for DPNM’s series in exposing Governor Martinez’s failed political agenda for the recent legislative session. Today’s topic is her extreme initiatives to limit access to women’s healthcare. The Governor supported SB 347, […]

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Senator William “Bill” Soules: Let’s Grow Our Local Distillery and Restaurant Economies

The State Legislature had a promising opportunity to create thousands of new jobs and to help hundreds of small businesses grow and expand across our state this week, but unfortunately that opportunity was extinguished at a committee hearing.   I had proposed simple legislation that would have allowed restaurants with beer and wine licenses to also […]

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State Representative Jeff Steinborn: Commentary: Bring transparency to lobbying process in state

Reposted from the Las Cruces Sun-News, Sunday, February 8 Now is the time for greater transparency of lobbying in New Mexico. We all deserve to have a government that works for all of us — not just those at the top or out-of-state special interests. As a public servant, I want our legislative process to […]

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Rodolpho ‘Rudy’ Martinez: Thoughts on right-to-work legislation

As I watch this year’s legislative session, I am concerned with the misinformed claims made by Republican Governor Martinez that have made right-to-work/anti-worker legislation her top priority.  When I think of all the issues we face here in our state in building a healthy economy I am appalled that the Governor will be attacking our […]

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Aubrey Dunn and the Republican Party of New Mexico Still Trying to Disenfranchise Voters

Dunn and the RPNM resort to ​lie​s and ​ fear in order to try to influence the outcome of the Land Commissioner’s Race In a message to supporters can only be considered as comical, candidate for State Land Commissioner, Aubrey Dunn, attempted to scare his supporters into giving him money by making outrageous and racist […]

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Doña Ana County Democrats Commemorate Veterans Day

The Doña Ana County Democratic Party joins millions of Americans today in commemorating the heroism and sacrifice of those who have served, and continue to serve in the armed forces of the United States. We celebrate the lives of nearly 23 Million American service people who have fought for our nation in every conflict since […]

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NM House Democrats Offer Ideas and Vision For Future

Republicans continue to push extreme, damaging, out-of-touch agenda New Mexico Democrats are fired up and excited about our 2014 state house candidates. These outstanding women and men are teachers, labor leaders, firefighters, paramedics, veterans and small business owners. They don’t pretend to have all the answers but they do promise to offer common sense ideas […]

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Dianna Duran: Do Your Job and Stop Playing Political Games

Following weeks of back and forth between Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran and the Gary King for Governor campaign over campaign finances, one thing is clear: Dianna Duran is playing petty, partisan games to benefit her own political party, while ignoring her duties and responsibilities as Secretary of State. “Dianna Duran has a long […]

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New Mexico Is Ranked Dead Last In Private Sector Job Growth. Dead Last.

Thousands and thousands of New Mexicans have been forced to move out of state the past 3 and a half years for one reason: Republican Governor Martinez. Over the past year, New Mexico lost 600 jobs for a 0.1 negative growth rate. The Albuquerque region alone lost 2700 jobs for a 0.7 negative growth rate. Governor Martinez’s […]

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Gary King: For Some, $1300 is the Difference

That’s what people making the federal minimum wage make. A typical CEO makes 774 times that. To me – the need to raise the minimum wage is obvious. Cities like Santa Fe that have raised the minimum on their own have eased the burden on workers, allowing them a greater opportunity to withstand the challenges of living […]

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