Triple-digit oil prices may be a thing of the past, at least for a while

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Louisiana, New Mexico, News, North Dakota, Texas  /  No Comments

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Oil prices dropped more than 50 percent in eight months, and while a few energy experts expect a quick rebound, there’s a growing consensus we won’t see triple-digit prices any time soon.

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Lawmakers scramble to fix insolvent Lottery Scholarship

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Education, New Mexico, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The head of a Santa Fe think tank is accusing the New Mexico Lottery Authority of a sneaky back-door attempt to take scholarship money from college students and give it to the vendors, contractors and bureaucrats who run the New Mexico Lottery. The bigger story is whether the Lottery Scholarship, enacted in 1996 as a program that would never cost the taxpayers a cent, is on the slippery slope to becoming a new taxpayer-funded entitlement program.

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Here’s why unions hate right-to-work

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Kentucky, Labor, Michigan, Missouri, National, New Mexico, News, West Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


Have you ever wondered why labor unions are so strongly opposed to right-to-work laws? Watch this brief video and wonder no more.

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New Mexico cabinet secretary to Vermont: Driver’s license fraud rampant, international

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Fraud, Issues, New Mexico, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As an investigation into driver’s license fraud in Vermont expands to multiple states, the head of New Mexico’s motor vehicle division says the problem is international in scope.

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Vermont’s investigation into licenses-for-illegals fraud spreads to multiple states, DMV offices

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  New Mexico, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

ONCE IT WAS A PROTEST: In 2013, a Vermont House committee heard testimony to allow farmworkers in the country illegally to be able to drive with privilege licenses. Now, that's under investigation.

An investigation into fraudulent applications for Vermont’s driver’s privilege cards has spread to multiple states and DMV branches, according to the department’s chief investigator.

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New Mexico audits taxpayers, but no one can audit state

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  New Mexico, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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The state, which requires all citizens to file tax returns and has the power to audit those returns to make sure they are correct, has not passed an audit of its own books since 2007. It holds taxpayers accountable for the accuracy of their returns, all the while spending over $6 billion of their money every year with no real accountability for it.

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