Tesla passes on New Mexico, but golden parachutes abound

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Commentary, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog  /  No Comments

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New Mexico lost a bidding war for a $5 billion Tesla Motors factory. But NM remains a dubious winner when it comes to “golden parachutes” for ousted state executives.

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The clock is ticking in New Mexico mouse war

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Arizona, Colorado, Federal Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

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Ranchers in New Mexico are anxiously waiting for the U.S. Forest Service to decide whether fencing is not needed to protect the meadow jumping mouse.

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Gallup poll shows support for right-to-work laws — even from Democrats

By   /  September 3, 2014  /  Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, News, State Government, unions  /  No Comments

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Vice President Joe Biden may have delivered a fiery speech in support of unions at a Labor Day appearance in Detroit, but a Gallup poll released just days before painted a sobering picture for union backers.

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Who can be a sheriff in NM? Just about anybody

By   /  September 1, 2014  /  Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Did you know you don’t have to prove any law enforcement expertise to become a county sheriff in New Mexico?

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Recounting two weeks and five developments in NM sheriff’s controversy

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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The controversy over embattled county sheriff Tommy Rodella has taken multiple turns in the space of less than two weeks.

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Still no word why Albuquerque school boss received a $350,000 settlement

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Education, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Winston Brooks resigned as the head of the Albuquerque Public Schools and received a $350,000 buyout. But taxpayers have not been told why he’s leaving.

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