Martinez sued by Richardson political appointee

The state Supreme Court has been asked to reinstate the director of the Workers' Compensation Administration, who was ousted when Republican Gov. Full Story
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Carlos4

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Jan 21, 2011
this is odd
tea susana

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jan 21, 2011
Gee could this be why there are people standing in line and waiting forever before they get a person on the phone. backlog much???.. Thanks governor cut without thinking.. great move!
James

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Jan 21, 2011
One of many more to come, can't over step your powers.
remember where you live

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jan 21, 2011
tea susana wrote:
Gee could this be why there are people standing in line and waiting forever before they get a person on the phone. backlog much???.. Thanks governor cut without thinking.. great move!
Workmens' Comp and Department of Workforce Solutions are NOT the same thing. Workmens' Comp handles on the job injury cases and reimbursements.
Good

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Jan 21, 2011
Good for Susana! It's about time someone clean house in that miserable excuse for an office of Workmen's Comp. I wish they'd toss out all the judges/hearing officers because too many of them (GRIEGO) are so fricken corrupt. He always sides with the BS the insurance company wants even if it means jeopardizing the injured. I'm talking about the seriously injured too, not someone trying to milk the system.
kickem in the face

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Jan 21, 2011
remember where you live wrote:
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Workmens' Comp and Department of Workforce Solutions are NOT the same thing. Workmens' Comp handles on the job injury cases and reimbursements.
Correction, workers compensation. Not worksmens comp.
Don

Las Cruces, NM

#7 Jan 21, 2011
He had a nice free ride thanks to Richardson...now with luck we can get someone who is tuned to the peoples needs...did he think an appointed job was forever?...I hope his lawyer charges him a lot!

Since: Sep 10

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Jan 21, 2011
Another Lib who feels entitled.

“Irony, metaphor, film @ eleven”

Since: Feb 08

Old Mesilla/New Las Cruces

#9 Jan 21, 2011
He expects his job to last as long as HE wants?

I never heard of this guy or extended term limits on civil service jobs. Have you?

We have term limits on the governor's office.
We have no term limits on speaker of the house.

And the worker's comp guy is a tick so deeply embedded in the fat dog he is going to sue to keep his tax-dog host.

Let's not make it personal.
It's just business of unemployment.

And unemployment benefit drawing people sitting at a bar drinking or casino drawing $400 plus a week with no decent verification of a job search sucks big ones. Big ones for two years. Pushing three years.

Let the feathers fly.
LC Today

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Jan 22, 2011
tea susana wrote:
Gee could this be why there are people standing in line and waiting forever before they get a person on the phone. backlog much???.. Thanks governor cut without thinking.. great move!
Hey, dummy......different department. Not the brightest light in the forest, are you?
LC Today

Las Cruces, NM

#11 Jan 22, 2011
stopTAGGING ourWALLS wrote:
He expects his job to last as long as HE wants?
I never heard of this guy or extended term limits on civil service jobs. Have you?
We have term limits on the governor's office.
We have no term limits on speaker of the house.
And the worker's comp guy is a tick so deeply embedded in the fat dog he is going to sue to keep his tax-dog host.
Let's not make it personal.
It's just business of unemployment.
And unemployment benefit drawing people sitting at a bar drinking or casino drawing $400 plus a week with no decent verification of a job search sucks big ones. Big ones for two years. Pushing three years.
Let the feathers fly.
Right on!
Ryan Showers

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jan 22, 2011
Recall!
Recall!
Recall!
NMSU Grad

Midland, TX

#13 Jan 22, 2011
Good, get rid of all the Demo tree huggers that have ruined this not business friendly state.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#14 Jan 22, 2011
So her defense is, "I didn't fire him, I only asked him to quit".
Wow, this one is gonna be a real piece of work.
paul

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Jan 22, 2011
Go get them.I would look at the qualifications when appointed,if the don't fit the job,fire him.
leonardo

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Jan 22, 2011
Way to go Susana ,clean house and by starting from the top down ,you are doing it correctly..Now only if the federal government would do the same we would be headed in the RIGHT direction..
cheese

Gallup, NM

#17 Jan 22, 2011
Sore loser.....get out!
abel medina

Yuma, AZ

#18 Jan 22, 2011
Great job by Martinez she needs to clean house,

“Freedom is never free”

Since: Jan 09

El Paso, Texas

#19 Jan 22, 2011
Justice4no1 wrote:
So her defense is, "I didn't fire him, I only asked him to quit".
Wow, this one is gonna be a real piece of work.
One thing I see about these commitments show that some people actually think the firing was a good thing.

When the reality is a person cannot be fired for any political reason. It is a severe violation of the First Amendment. She is specifically getting rid of any and all things Richardson, but depriving people of their employment for a political reason is unconstitutional. Remember she WAS a prosecutor and she is supposed to know the law and do not forget that when she lost her job she herself sued her employer.

Now the most ironic thing is anyone who responds to this and says she is getting rid of waste and not terminating them for political reasons, um some of these posts are acknowledging these people are being fired or "cleaning house" because of their appointment by Richardson and another post states "get rid of all the Demo tree huggers"

Sounds political to me.

I for one hope this person is able to go through with their lawsuit and I definitely hope they win.

For the record people this is lawsuit number TWO and she is just 3 weeks into office. How many more will come during her dictatorship? Only time well tell. The thing is though these people are practically suing the state so guess who funds the defense, YOU DO and hear you thought she was trying to save you money. So then is that where the budget really goes. Tying up the state treasury in lawsuits, congrats Martinez you are a true gem.

“Live Free or Die Trying”

Since: Feb 09

Las Cruces

#20 Jan 22, 2011
His party lost, her party won. Exit gracefully and quit wasting time and taxpayer dollars trying to hold on to whatever power you may have had under the last administration. You serve at the discrection of the Governor.

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