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Health care protections passed for New Mexicans

NOTE:  all the bills mentioned as not yet signed have been signed. The dental therapist bill has finally passed New Mexico’s legislature and been signed by the governor, after years of persistent effort. This bill (HB 308) creates a new … Continue reading

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Early childhood department brings fresh opportunity

  New Mexico is about to have an early childhood department, taking a major step forward toward early childhood education for all New Mexico children. Senate Bill 22, which creates the department, has passed and been signed and has been … Continue reading

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Advice about Congress from Joe Skeen

When Joe Skeen first went to Congress, he told my husband, it was the most humbling experience of his life. He had never felt like such a nobody. The United States House of Representatives has 435 members. As Skeen told … Continue reading

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We need procedures for harassment allegations

There is one good thing, and only one, about the case of New Mexico state senator Michael Padilla. That is, the public disclosure of his alleged sexual harassment misconduct has not disrupted the 2018 election. Padilla has been pressured to … Continue reading

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Turning the presidential campaign into a pie-throwing contest

Gary Johnson is saying something worth listening to. It’s about the conduct of the presidential election. New Mexico’s former governor is running for president again as the candidate of the Libertarian Party. He probably will be the only third-party candidate … Continue reading

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Ballot questions cheapen the election process

NOTE:  After this article was released to newspapers, the Secretary of State ruled that the Chaves County ballot questions would not be included because of a missed filing deadline. Sometimes New Mexico just embarrasses itself. The latest election ballot nonsense … Continue reading

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Defeat of Cantor adds momentum to Martinez

When Chris Christie was re-elected governor of New Jersey last year, news reports mentioned that he received a majority of Hispanic votes, a fact considered noteworthy for a Republican in that state. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez had spent time … Continue reading

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NLP articles coming soon

This section will be populated with previous articles written for various publications and with new articles.  Please check  back!

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