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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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Congressman wants to stick it to Saudis

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

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A congressman from New Mexico wants the U.S. start imposing a fee on countries such as Saudi Arabia to defray the cost of U.S. fleets that protect the world’s oceans.

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Spaceport America: Economic development engine or taxpayer boondoggle?

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Jobs + Growth, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

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Some New Mexico lawmakers are starting to talk about Spaceport America the way they used to talk about the Rail Runner, the Santa Fe to Albuquerque commuter train long regarded as a taxpayer-funded boondoggle likely to go on draining state coffers into the foreseeable future.

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Common Core, controversial appointee ignite education battle in Santa Fe

By   /  February 17, 2015  /  Education, New Mexico, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Brigette Russell

Education became a battleground at the New Mexico State Capitol on Monday.

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