COMMENTARY: The turf wars need to end, and the foundation for decisions needs to be based on good government and what is good for New Mexico. Step one is to regain the trust of our citizens. I am proud to be a part of that process.
As promised, N.M. Secretary of State Dianna Duran pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges related to abusing the state’s campaign finance system.
While some feel misled by a tax increase that means the City of Las Cruces has collected millions of yet-to-be-allocated dollars, City Manager Robert Garza says the surplus has been part of the plan all along — and the money will be used to offset lost state revenue as promised.
COMMENTARY: Secretary of State Dianna Duran, like others, deserves to suffer the consequences of her conduct, but Duran’s conduct does not give license to Attorney General Hector Balderas to contort the law.
Now state Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas says he failed to report more than $11,000 in campaign contributions in 2014. He has filed amended reports to correct the record.
In a windswept corner of northwest New Mexico, Native Americans, tourists and archaeologists explore the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a quiet, ancient place. But a very 21st-century fight is under way — over oil and natural gas development on the outskirts of Chaco Canyon.