Crib Sheet: January 31, 2017
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Crib Sheet: January 31, 2017

“We’ve had steady and consistent growth in New Mexico since statehood, but from 2010 until 2016, we’ve been flat. That is historic.” – pollster Brian Sanderoff on a recent analysis looking at New Mexico’s slow population growth The Crib Sheet is a collection of stories, events, and ideas that are shaping the conversation in New…

Auto Voter Registration Kicks Off Dem Majority Opening Salvo
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Auto Voter Registration Kicks Off Dem Majority Opening Salvo

The automatic voter registration election legislation announced on Wednesday by three Albuquerque Democrats is the local front of the nationwide “voting wars” between Democrats and Republicans. The drive for Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) “has taken off across the country” according to an April 2016 report by the Brennan Center for Justice, a nonpartisan think tank.…

Dems Gear Up For 2020 Redistricting In “Unprecedented New Effort”
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Dems Gear Up For 2020 Redistricting In “Unprecedented New Effort”

Santa Fe – As Democrats lick their wounds after the 2016 election, Republicans now control both chambers in 32 states, the largest state legislative majority held by the GOP since 1920. Democrats will have total control of just 13 state legislatures. A big contributor to the success of the GOP has been attributed to an…

Nota Bene: Hello, May I Speak To...
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Nota Bene: Hello, May I Speak To...

Albuquerque – If you’re in the Duke City right now the hotair balloons are above and traffic is hell below. There’s already piñon scented smoke rising through our kivas and fireplaces which means baseball playoffs are near (Go Dodgers). Campaign signs and neighborhood canvassers have been sighted while your land line or cell is already…