Thursday Evening April 6th 2017
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”
– Peter F. Drucker
I. The City of Albuquerque was reportedly scammed out of $400k, story here. Our municipal government is obviously not utilizing best practices when it comes to paying vendors. Berry’s administration on watch… or not. It’s not often the Government gets a taste of its own medicine though.
New Mexico was No. 20 on WalletHub’s list of states with the highest tax burden, with a total tax burden of 8.72 percent. New Mexico was also No. 4 for highest total sales and excise of tax as percentage of personal income
III. Governor Martinez signed numerous bills today and signaled the possibility of a short special session to remedy ongoing budget blunders, Dan McKay has more here
IV. Breaking News: Tomahawk Missiles from U.S. Navy Destroyers have fired on Syria, more here
V. Georgia O’Keeffe: Rattlesnakes and Ladders. Time photos of the legendary artist who loved our part of world here.
VI. The Master Roaster, King of Irreverence has passed…finally. RIP Don Rickles