Legislators take Martinez to court ov...

Legislators take Martinez to court over veto

There are 15 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jun 18, 2011, titled Legislators take Martinez to court over veto. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Six state legislators who say Gov. Susana Martinez overstepped her veto power and endangered businesses in the process will get their day in court this week.

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WTF

Ruidoso, NM

#1 Jun 19, 2011
Why do they think an increase in business taxes will create jobs? If taxes are raised, I can't hire anyone else.
NM_Native

Huntsville, AL

#2 Jun 19, 2011
I invited into the building a new neighbor who has turned out to have that mischievious ignorant woman syndrome. It is usually prevelant in men but this time, she fooled me. Now what?
alb

United States

#3 Jun 19, 2011
That's really sad. Is it necessary to raise taxes for her reasons? I think not. I'm glad some people are taking action and not leting this just skip by.
It will happen

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Jun 19, 2011
Max Coll is one of the most influential and more informed of any legislator that that we have ever had. If he says Martinez is going to lose on this one she will. She hired allot of people whom she owed favors and they know nothing about running the State. She needs to get advice from those who know what the laws are. She has over stepped her Powers once again..
It will happen

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Jun 19, 2011
who="WTF"]Why do they think an increase in business taxes will create jobs? If taxes are raised, I can't hire anyone else.

Its not about jobs read the article again. Its about if you are wrongly fired or let go will you still be able to get unemployement benefits. If these things happen you should be able to get unemployement..It is manitory for businesses to pay this. If they run out of money its going to cost more businesses will have to pay for it out of their own pockets with no help from the State. Any lay person could see this and many more suits are going to happen because the Governor cannot pick and choose what she can veto. Its the law. Instead of running all over the state for Birthday Partys for friends in Las Cruces and fund raisers in Texas she needs to stay home and do her homework on what she can and not do.
MovingAlong

Las Cruces, NM

#7 Jun 19, 2011
OMG! The Gov is doing what a Governor should do and that is manage the damn budget; something the dems have a hard time understanding! All governors do this since they are constitutionally obligated to balance dollars in to dollars out. If we had such a concept at the federal level, much of current financial plight might not exist.

Perhaps the Gov should turn it around and sue the dumbass legislators for their incompetence and self-serving, self-promoting actions!
Sandy

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Jun 19, 2011
yeah the Dem's are at least paying for their own Lawyers. But we have to pay for Martinez's everytime she goes to court. Isn't this going to be the third time for her now??? Once already and twice this next week. Think about it folks. This is an insurance businesses pay for the money has to be there.

“WHY?.......WHY NOT!”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#9 Jun 19, 2011
I for one hope that the govenor gets what she deserves, in the courts or in future polictical ventures. I have been educated as to what kind of a person she is as a former DA of Dona Ana 3rd Judical court and frankly, I am ashamed that the citizens of this county and state have elected such a "hypocritical and corrupt individual such as herself to the highest office in this state.

I don't expect for the JUDICAL SYSTEM, here in this state to ACT indifferently to her and that is a TRAVESTY. This govenor not only wants to rule this state but her hidden agenda is what bothers me.
El Desmadroso

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jun 19, 2011
Morton D wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you read the article? She vetoed the tax increase. Governor Martinez is against tax increases, and used her completely legal line-item veto power to do exactly what she told us she would do.
Democrats supported the line item veto when Democrat Governor Richardson used it. I guess they didn't think we'd ever have a Republican Governor. New Mexico Democrats are hypocrites attempting to push their big government against the will of the people. Until we vote out the Democrats in the New Mexico State legislature, we will have to deal with their attempts to circumvent the election.
The point is, Martinez doesn't know her limitations. According to the NM Constitution, the governor can only use the line-item veto when it involves state appropriations (spending) not taxing. That is lawsuit #1. The definition of veto is to delete, not modify or edit. Martinez apparently doesn't know the definition of that one. That is where lawsuit #2 comes in to play.
taxes

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Jun 19, 2011
taxed = theft

Since: Sep 10

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jun 19, 2011
With NM being one of the poorest states in the country , shouldn't these politicions focus their energy on our economy?
Illegal Amigo

United States

#16 Jun 25, 2011
Doez dat mean me get no food stamps and welfare?
Psalm___23

Las Cruces, NM

#18 Feb 4, 2015
These next 4 years of this "COCONUT's Administration " will be more of the SAME as the last 4 years. She is way over her "Head" and she should "PLAN more VISITS to the State Supreme Court's chambers because the reasonable and sane Senators of this State will Expose this "COCONUT's fraudulent intentions.
find the snakes

Las Cruces, NM

#19 Feb 6, 2015
Susanna Martinez is corrupt and unscrupulous she has been bought and paid for. Just look at her behavior as the da in las cruces...she issued her own brand of justice by holding up the adjudication for incarcerated inmates unnecessarily long...just to break them.. also look at what she has done with mental health...
She is a snake.. bought and paid for. She cares nothing about the common person. Only her ability to wield power. She will be founded. Snakes slither out eventually.
Ron Giles

Clovis, NM

#20 Feb 6, 2015
El Desmadroso wrote:
<quoted text>
The point is, Martinez doesn't know her limitations. According to the NM Constitution, the governor can only use the line-item veto when it involves state appropriations (spending) not taxing. That is lawsuit #1. The definition of veto is to delete, not modify or edit. Martinez apparently doesn't know the definition of that one. That is where lawsuit #2 comes in to play.

The definition of 'veto' is Latin for "I forbid". Using a proper perspective to frame the Justices thinking might give a clue as to who may prevail. I do feel it is more of an interpretation of the wording in the line item Veto statuate than semantics...
Thanks
Ron
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