Monthly Archives: March 2017

Some administrative savings work better than others

If I were planning to run for the legislature, my list of priorities would look a little different from those you usually see. Instead of reciting the usual passionate platitudes about education and economic development, I would talk about saving … Continue reading

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Watching the governor’s vetoes

When Bill Richardson started flirting with a plan to run for president, some of his actions as governor looked suspiciously as if he were using New Mexico to advance his political ambitions. It’s hard to avoid the same suspicion about … Continue reading

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Let the dying have choices

Post-publication update:  The legislation discussed here did not pass. I came home from dinner one evening and found my dog lying on the kitchen floor. She couldn’t get up.  After I helped her up, she couldn’t walk. My dog was … Continue reading

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An insider view of redistricting

Post-publication note:  the legislation discussed here did not pass. We’re going to have legislation this year to propose an independent redistricting commission for New Mexico. It’s an issue worth serious consideration. As of this writing, no bill has been introduced, … Continue reading

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Real ID is a tough standard for some

New Mexico is finally complying with the federal standard for Real ID. Real ID is the new form of driver’s license (or ID card for non-drivers) that will be required beginning in 2020 to board a plane and for other … Continue reading

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