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The Santa Fe New Mexican

Houes bill aims to seize on solar-loan success

Thanks for the information. I was wondering do you know if there are educational proposals to teach our citizens how to acquire skills installing Photovoltaic Energy? Also, how will contractors be licensed for these processes?  (Feb 25, 2009 | post #4)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Auditor: Secretary of state mishandled election funds

Not this time, they will not get my vote...  (Feb 18, 2009 | post #15)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Gov.'s in-law hired by state agency

Nepotism is nothing new in Santa Fe. If you look close you will find many agencies filled with people closely related to each other. Asi son las cosas!  (Feb 11, 2009 | post #38)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Pension-fund finances raising concerns

Prayer is about all the comfort we have. Where are the honest folks that take care of their neighbors?  (Feb 10, 2009 | post #10)

Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces considers solar power

How about powering our schools with Green energy? No cost energy makes sense especially if the federal government wants to go this way. Perhaps, they will front the bill.  (Feb 10, 2009 | post #4)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Pension-fund finances raising concerns

"The market value of PERA's fund balances dropped from $12.2 billion in mid-2008 to $8.9 billion at the end of December. ERB's fund went from $8.7 billion to $6.6 billion during the same six-month period." "The Legislature must approve any increase in pension fund contributions. In 2005, the Legislature and Gov. Bill Richardson agreed to improve the actuarial solvency of the educational retirement system by increasing employer and employee contributions. " First of all, actuarial solvency was a guise to collect more money. Both of these funds together, have lost 5.4 Billion Dollars since mid 2008. This is outrageous. Please stop "investing " our money it does not make sense to jeopardize the future of retirees. Place this money in local banks, draw interest on it, rebuild these losses, and invest in our state not Wall Street. Stop giving our money to greedy speculation.  (Feb 10, 2009 | post #2)

Las Cruces Sun-News

Parents investigate new math program

The real culprit is reading. A student must know how to read to do math. Math is much more than numbers. It is understanding the concepts, vocabulary, and application processes.  (Feb 9, 2009 | post #8)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Educators likely to feel state's budget pinch

Sorry for the spelling errors in my previous entry.  (Feb 9, 2009 | post #14)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Educators likely to feel state's budget pinch

You discribe systemic problems having long term negative effects. This is why education is so important. Spaceports, railroads, and paying retirees two salaries are not necessary at this time. We need to rebuild America and it begins by preparing our children to eventually run this country utilizing their knowledge and creativity.  (Feb 9, 2009 | post #13)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

UNM to begin voluntary furloughs

Number of students enrolled at UNM will guarantee its survivability. Obviously, UNM can cut those individuals it does not need. Perhaps, a purging of excess positions is the most fiscally sound decision made by this proposal. Will a reduction in tuition costs ensue? Probably not, the more UNM gets the more it spends. Transparency and accountability needs to exist. Who will do this?  (Feb 9, 2009 | post #11)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

N.M. budget crunch puts exempt hires in spotlight

As our economy sours, both nationally and locally, our outrage is evident. We cannot stand corruption at any level. Even the mere appearance of corruption seems to evoke strong emotion. The problem is that people want things to get better and not worse. Let's fix what is broken and look toward a brighter future. Hopefully, Santa Fe will do what is right for New Mexico.  (Jan 30, 2009 | post #38)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Family of man killed in bust to sue

I wonder if all the ill gotten profits and assests of Mr. Romero have been confiscated? They belong to the taxpayers of the state.  (Jan 28, 2009 | post #14)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Collateral posted for deals central to pay-to-play inquiry

New Mexico taxpayers are losing so much money because of ineptness. Add this $16 million to the $90 million in bad investments. This totals to more than $100 million so far. I wonder how many more losses will be uncovered before all this is over. The good thing coming out of all this is the awareness by the taxpayer where our money is not going to; i.e. schools, children, roads, etc.  (Jan 22, 2009 | post #3)

El Paso Times

El Paso City Council approves resolution asking for debat...

Eventurally all drugs will be legalized, taxed, and controlled just like alcohol. This debate is long overdue. It is more harmful to the nation and the great state of Texas to not consider the legalization of drugs. This act alone will eliminate the underground drug market and save countless lives. Essentially the drug wars will end.  (Jan 7, 2009 | post #125)

Las Cruces Sun-News

Border Patrol agents seize more than 1000 pounds of marij...

I agree with you. A drug war will not exist if the substances people want to ingest are sold legally. The legalization process will stop the illegal drug flow of drugs into our country. It is time to rid ourselves of archaic drug laws. As the laws currently exist, the only ones who benefit are the criminals. The taxpayer is burdened with enforcement of these laws and the exorbidant costs incurred by incarceration of drug users.  (Jan 3, 2009 | post #2)