New Mexico tied for first among states reliant on federal dollars

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Government, State Politics  /  No Comments

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A study shows that New Mexico is tied with Mississippi as the states most reliant on money from the federal government.

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Sheriffs in the Southwest: The border is ‘spiraling out of control’

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Arizona, California, Federal Government, Immigration, National, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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A coalition of sheriffs in the Southwest will call on Congress for tougher and better coordinated programs to address the border crisis.

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Want cheaper gas and economic growth? Lift crude oil exports ban, study says

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, National, New Mexico, News, North Dakota, Texas  /  No Comments

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A study claims lifting the U.S. crude oil export ban would cut prices at the pump, reduce unemployment by 200,000 a year and boost the U.S. economy by up to $1.8 trillion.

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‘The Bachelor’ gets $100,000 proposal from New Mexico

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Film and Television incentives, National, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

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The New Mexico Tourism Department and the city of Santa Fe will put up $50,000 to the producers of the TV reality show, “The Bachelor.”

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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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