Special Session Reveals Senate Still in Driver Seat of State Policy
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Special Session Reveals Senate Still in Driver Seat of State Policy

Santa Fe – What expectations should taxpayers have of a special session convened just 37 days before one of the most curious general elections in recent history? Within 48 hours, the ink had barely dried on Gov. Susana Martinez’s proclamation calling for special legislative session to remedy a gaping budget deficit and pass the GOP’s…

Special Session Set for Friday, Winter is Coming
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Special Session Set for Friday, Winter is Coming

Santa Fe – Gov. Martinez announced Wednesday that a special legislative session will convene Friday to fix a budget shortfall for FY 2016. As was previously announced, the Governor will also ask lawmakers to consider reinstating the death penalty. No one expects significant legislation from this special session; the death penalty push by the Governor…

The War on Affordable Electricity
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The War on Affordable Electricity

Safe, reliable, and affordable power is a crucial partof a strong and growing economy. The dependability and general affordability of electricity here in U.S. is a significant component of our historically robust economy. But recently, a vocal and active few here in New Mexico are part of a coordinated, nationwide effort to severely restrict our…

The Divide Between Empiricists and the Old Guard
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The Divide Between Empiricists and the Old Guard

In the 21st century campaign world, gut instincts are increasingly out of date. Modern advocacy organizations and political campaigns can’t compete effectively unless they structure their outreach campaign to seriously utilize and leverage data analytics. Sasha Issenberg’s book The Victory Lab explains “suddenly the crucial divide within the consulting class is not between Democrats and Republicans…