Monthly Archives: February 2018

School buses don’t have to be toxic

UPDATE:  HJR6 did not pass the House. School buses can be hazardous to your children’s health. Most school buses, including New Mexico’s, are powered with diesel. The diesel fumes contain enough toxic substances to cause an identifiable health hazard to … Continue reading

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You can’t vote unless you register

Elections in New Mexico are not compromised by massive numbers of fraudulent votes, I am reasonably confident. This issue arose last year in the debate over voter ID and the 2016 election. Fortunately, we did not have any major controversy … Continue reading

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Senior services may be in jeopardy

NOTE:  After this was published, the state agency rescinded its proposed action. Seniors, take note: a state agency is about to terminate the contract of the organization that provides senior services to most of New Mexico. The termination demand has … Continue reading

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Use data to analyze criminal justice

For years I have wondered whether our criminal justice system makes sense. I think first about my own safety. Does our system make me safer? Does it prevent crime? Does it make prudent use of my tax dollars? Is it … Continue reading

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