Crib Sheet: July 19th, 2018
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Crib Sheet: July 19th, 2018

“The Martinez administration has been openly hostile to unions from her first day in office, so it doesn’t surprise us.”– Carter Bundy, AFSCME director, in an Albuquerque Journal story reporting that New Mexico state government has stopped payroll deductions from nonunion workers after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month that ended “fair share” fees.…

Crib Sheet: July 8th, 2018
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Crib Sheet: July 8th, 2018

The single biggest problem is that people think they’re going to find a quick solution. But successes won’t play out in the two to four years of an election cycle. In fact, the economy might get worse before it gets better. – Jeff Mitchell, director of UNM’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, in a…

What Tuesday’s Results Mean for Republicans
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What Tuesday’s Results Mean for Republicans

Last night’s municipal elections in Las Cruces saw progressives claim victory in every race they participated in, which also saw a roughly 2% increase in voter participation from that last time those districts held elections (so much for an anti-Trump backlash). Turnout barely broke into the double digits unlike Albuquerque’s historic 29% turnout last month.…