The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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New Mexico in the News

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New Mexico Gubernatorial Headlines

DECEMBER 2013

Lawsuits accuse Martinez of open-records violations (AP, 12/5/13)
Governor to push repeal of immigrant license law (The New Mexican, 12/4/13)
Gubernatorial candidates square off via public records requests (The New Mexican, 12/3/13)
Lawmakers seek to create 160,000 jobs over 10 years (The New Mexican, 12/2/13)
Report details importance of government jobs in New Mexico (The New Mexican, 12/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Governor’s motives may be fine, but capital outlay cuts not legal (Las Cruces Sun-News, 12/1/13)
After abortion vote, Albuquerque looks to change initiative process (Washington Post, 12/1/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

Sen. Morales, Gov. Martinze jockeying for position (Deming News, 11/28/13)
Battling the governor’s political adviser (ABQ Journal, 11/27/13)
Two candidates for governor challenge the conduct of Susana Martinez’s political adviser (Silver City Sun-News, 11/27/13)
Abortion debate may head to legislature, but won’t be center stage (New Mexico Telegram, 11/26/13)
Anti-abortion advocates look to the Legislature (ABQ Journal, 11/25/13)
Martinez’s hold on capital projects disputed (AP, 11/25/13)
Martinez wants $2M more for water research (Albuquerque Business First, 11/25/13)
King: Gov. Martinez overstepped authority in stopping capital projects (Alamogordo News, 11/23/13)
Five Democrats running to unseat NM Gov. Susana Martinez, two of them Latinos (Fox News Latino, 11/22/13)
Political mag blasts Martinez consultant (The New Mexican, 11/22/13)
Attorney General: Governor overstepped authority in stopping capital projects (Las Cruces Sun-News, 11/22/13)
Skandera holds cordial meeting with principals (ABQ Journal, 11/21/13)
The man who discovered Susana Martinez could also be her downfall (National Journal, 11/21/13)
Education Sec. Hanna Skandera says she won’t campaign for Senate confirmation (Daily Times, 11/21/13)
NM Finance Authority board picks Robert Coalter as new CEO (ABQ Journal, 11/20/13)
NM collected $479M in oil/gas royalties in ’13 (ABQ Journal, 11/20/13)
Lawrence Rael officially enters 2014 Democratic gubernatorial field (ABQ Journal, 11/20/13)
VIDEO: Fifth candidate joins governor’s race (KASA, 11/20/13)
PRC eases renewable energy rules (The New Mexican, 11/20/13)
Despite emphatic setback, anti-abortion organizers say they aren’t done (New Mexico Telegram, 11/20/13)
State district judge to review behavioral health providers audit (ABQ Journal, 11/19/13)
NM official’s fraud hearing opened to public (AP, 11/19/13)
Albuquerque abortion ban fails in high-turnout, high-priced election (New Mexico Telegram, 11/19/13)
Judge will decide on release of behavioral health audit (New Mexico Telegram, 11/19/13)
Albuquerque voters reject late-term abortion ban (AP, 11/19/13)
State department accused of HIPAA violations (KRQE, 11/18/13)
OPINION: Albuquerque’s vote matters to state (The New Mexican, 11/18/13)
State agency misused executive privilege, Governor’s Office says (New Mexico in Depth, 11/18/13)
Gov. Martinez urges teens to pledge against texting while driving (The New Mexican, 11/18/13)
Papen and Morales call for patient information security after behavioral health audit (KRWG, 11/18/13)
Dems staking ground on education in governor’s race (The New Mexican, 11/16/13)
Albuquerque becomes latest abortion battlefield (LA Times, 11/16/13)
Travel show Martinez targets out-of-state cash (The New Mexican, 11/16/13)
Gov. to visit Arizona on GOP business (ABQ Journal, 11/15/13)
Governor taps new magistrate after Padilla’s quiet retirement (The New Mexican, 11/15/13)
Obama’s switch on health plans to affect thousands across New Mexico (The New Mexican, 11/15/13)
AG’s argument for secrecy is ‘terrifying,’ news orgs say (New Mexico in Depth, 11/13/13)
Gov. to seek money to recruit rural health workers (AP, 11/13/13)
Martinez ready for fresh fight on third-grade retention (The New Mexican, 11/13/13)
Immigrant charges spike in New Mexico (The New Mexican, 11/13/13)
Only 172 enroll on health exchange in New Mexico (AP, 11/13/13)
Metro beat: Abortion issue draws early voters, campaign cash (ABQ Journal, 11/12/13)
Governor’s bipartisan portrayal riles some state Democrats (The New Mexican, 11/9/13)
Changes in NM lawmaker pensions proposed (ABQ Journal, 11/8/13)
Candidate Morales visits Alamogordo (Alamogordo News, 11/8/13)
State agency releases nonprofit settlement agreements (New Mexico in Depth, 11/7/13)
Restorative justice may be good for for NM, attorney general says (ABQ Journal, 11/7/13)
Minimum retirement age for lawmakers proposed (The New Mexican, 11/7/13)
Susana Martinez: ‘I’m so pro-teacher it’s not even funny’ (New Mexico Watchdog, 11/7/13)
State lawmakers want breakdown of health exchange funds (The New Mexican, 11/7/13)
VIDEO: Martinez wants more changes in tax code (Albuquerque Business First, 11/7/13)
Presidential election 2016: Orrin Hatch dreams of Chris Christie-Susana Martinez ticket (Politico, 11/6/13)
Sen. Hatch touts Christie-Martinez ticket in 2016 (ABQ Journal, 11/6/13)
State-mandated teacher evaluations elicit local outrage, protests (Las Cruces Sun-News, 11/6/13)
NM Attorney General Gary King addresses key issues in the state (KTSM, 11/6/13)
Martinez’s tour with Christie spurs talk of 2016 ticket (The New Mexican, 11/5/13)
Susana Martinez rules out 2016 run for White House (NewsMax, 11/5/13)
AG King to promote crime-fighting partnership between New Mexico, Chihuahua (The New Mexican, 11/5/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Martinez: Female president ‘long past due’ (The Hill, 11/5/13)
EDITORIAL: Partisan picks bad for state (The New Mexican, 11/4/13)
State restores funds to two behavioral health care providers (The New Mexican, 11/4/13)
Gov. Martinez barnstorming in New Jersey today with Gov. Chris Christie (ABQ Journal, 11/4/13)
Thousands in New Mexico allowed to keep, extend health policies (The New Mexican, 11/4/13)
NM Gov. Susana Martinez to join Christie on the campaign trail Monday (The New Mexican, 11/3/13)
Lawmakers to revamp state’s criminal code (The New Mexican, 11/2/13)
OPINION: Criminal code rewrite a welcome initiative (The New Mexican, 11/2/13)
Gov. Martinez receives arts, sciences award in first-time NMSU event (Las Cruces Sun-News, 11/2/13)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate to visit Alamogordo (Alamogordo News, 11/2/13)
Taxpayers waiting to see how studio investment pans out (The New Mexican, 11/2/13)
State, Arizona firm defend behavioral health layoffs (The New Mexican, 11/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Sen. Linda Lopez deserves an “F” for handling confirmation process (Las Cruces Sun-News, 11/1/13)
Updated: Gov. Susana Martinez picks Vickie Perea to fill vacant HD50 seat (ABQ Journal, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

State court narrows who must report child abuse (AP, 10/31/13)
Report examines NM lobbyists’ largess (ABQ Journal, 10/31/13)
Abortion efforts from within the state (ABQ Journal, 10/30/13)
VIDEO: Early voting begins for abortion ban (KRQE, 10/30/13)
AG: Audit release would hamper probe, ‘fatally undermine’ law (New Mexico in Depth, 10/30/13)
Santa Fe businessman enters governor’s race; fourth Dem in field (Current-Argus, 10/29/13)
VIDEO: First abortion ban ad begins airing (KOB, 10/29/13)
VIDEO: Abortion vote nears, both sides step up game (KASA, 10/29/13)
Alan Webber announces candidacy for NM governor (The Oregonian, 10/29/13)
Politics Notebook: ‘Different’ Democrat plans to enter race for governor (ABQ Journal, 10/29/13)
Group attacking ABQ superintendent Brooks has ties to governor, GOP (ABQ Journal, 10/29/13)
EDITORIAL: ‘Dark money’ spreads in New Mexico politics (ABQ Journal, 10/29/13)
Gay marriages help give city a tourism bump (The New Mexican, 10/29/13)
Business deadline looms for New Mexico health exchange (The New Mexican, 10/29/13)
New Mexico Gov. Martinez addresses Arkansas GOP (The City Wire, 10/29/13)
Alan Webber joins race for New Mexico governor (The New Mexican, 10/28/13)
Martinez’s allies take notice as Webber enters race for governor (The New Mexican, 10/28/13)
Report compares votes, industry lobbying figures (The New Mexican, 10/28/13)
‘Pro-business, progressive Democrat’ throws hat into NM Gov’s race (Watchdog, 10/28/13)
Alan Webber to run for governor (Albuquerque Business First, 10/28/13)
Santa Fe businessman Alan Webber announces 2014 gubernatorial bid (ABQ Journal, 10/28/13)
NM Gov Martinez says ‘dysfunctional’ federal government ends up hurting the states (Colorado Statesman, 10/28/13)
13,000 om New Mexico apply for Medicaid under expansion (The New Mexican, 10/27/13)
Health exchange: A promise of savings delayed (The New Mexican, 10/27/13)
Santa Fe Democrat could shake up governor’s race (The New Mexican, 10/25/13)
Sunshine group needs to become insurgent (New Mexico in Depth, 10/25/13)
Morales announces fun for governor (Las Cruces Bulletin, 10/25/13)
New Mexico justices to rule on gay marriage (New York Times, 10/23/13)
Richardson slams Martinez in new book: ‘She doesn’t understand’ state’s history (The New Mexican, 10/21/13)
New portion of audit released; hundreds of pages still secret (New Mexico in Depth, 10/18/13)
AG King hands over mental health audit, but details blacked out (The New Mexican, 10/18/13)
Martinez appoints Dem to First District judge seat (The New Mexican, 10/18/13)
Governor activity: Future, present and past (ABQ Journal, 10/17/13)
Morales running for Democratic nomination for governor (KRWG, 10/16/13)
Democratic Sen. Howie Morales joins race for NM governor (Silver City Sun-News, 10/16/13)
Martinez crushing Dems in cash battle (The New Mexican, 10/16/13)
NM House speaker raises $171K for PAC (AP, 10/16/13)
State Sen. Morales jumps in gubernatorial race (New Mexico Telegram, 10/16/13)
Morales to run for Dem nomination for New Mexico governor (The New Mexican, 10/16/13)
Linda Lopez raises $25K for race for NM Democratic guber nomination (AP, 10/16/13)
Martinez’s campaign war chest tops King by over 20-1 (The New Mexican, 10/15/13)
Open government group mulled kudos for Martinez, King (The New Mexican, 10/14/13)
Website focuses on Martinez’s environmental record (The New Mexican, 10/14/13)
Politics Notebook: Dems slam governor over copter use (ABQ Journal, 10/11/13)
King joins appeal of mining rules (Albuquerque Business First, 10/11/13)
AG appeals copper mine water rule (ABQ Journal, 10/11/13)
Public Policy Polling: Pearce leads, but loses lead when told he supports shutdown (New Mexico Telegram, 10/11/13)
Pearce lauds GOP effort to fund labs; Dems blast it as ‘charade’ (The New Mexican, 10/11/13)
Albuquerque voters to decide fate of proposed abortion ban (KNAU, 10/10/13)
AG, enviro groups appeal copper rule decision (New Mexico Telegram, 10/10/13)
Democrats assail Gov. Martinez over chopper flight (AP, 10/10/13)
Attorney general, others appeal copper mine rules (AP, 10/10/13)
NM attorney general says proposed Albuquerque late-term abortion ban is unenforceable (AP, 10/9/13)
Proposed ABQ abortion ban to be on Nov. 19 city ballot (Santa Fe Reporter, 10/9/13)
VIDEO: Abortion ban cost, legality concerns off (KASA, 10/9/13)
Overhauled Medicaid system raises concerns of overload (The New Mexican, 10/8/13)
RNC hires Hispanic director for New Mexico (The New Mexican, 10/8/13)
Gov. Martinez uses state police chopper to catch fundraiser flight (ABQ Journal, 10/8/13)
Dems still searching for choice candidate to face Martinez (The New Mexican, 10/5/13)
New Mexico not offering aid to reopen federal parks (AP, 10/4/13)
State felt hit of ’95 shutdown; this one could be worse (The New Mexican, 10/3/13)
Economist says shutdown perilous for New Mexico (NewsWest 9, 10/3/13)
AG Gary King addresses local Dems (Alamagordo Daily News, 10/2/13)
Fired Finance Authority CEO sues governor (AP, 10/2/13)
New Mexico amid shutdown: Economist warns of another recession (The New Mexican, 10/2/13)
New poll shows slight majority in state favors gay marriage (The New Mexican, 10/1/13)
Smooth start for businesses on state’s health exchange (The New Mexican, 10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

Government shutdown Q&A: How long? What’s the impact? (The New Mexican, 9/30/13)
Making sense of health insurance reform: A Q&A with Patty Padon (The New Mexican, 9/29/13)
Understanding new health insurance options a challenge for New Mexicans (The New Mexican, 9/28/13)
A guide to the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (The New Mexican, 9/28/13)
AUDIO: State Sen. Michael Sanchez says HSD’s Squier should resign (KSFR, 9/26/13)
New Mexico health exchange premiums below national average (AP, 9/25/13)
Group strategizes after report ranks state last in child well-being (The New Mexican, 9/23/13)
Governor releases info on out-of-state travel costs (The New Mexican, 9/23/13)
Martinez’s teacher transfer offer draws criticism (The New Mexican, 9/22/13)
King: Governor wrong on taking gay marriage to voters (The New Mexican, 9/20/13)
COMMENTARY: A young Democrat may still enter the race for governor (Daily Times, 9/20/13)
NM education cuts called deepest in US (ABQ Journal, 9/19/13)
Sunshine group sues for health audit (New Mexico in Depth, 9/17/13)
Campaign aims to draw state’s 200K uninsured (The New Mexican, 9/17/13)
Northern New Mexico communities take stock after heavy rains (The New Mexican, 9/16/13)
Closure of mental health agencies raises questions (Silver City Sun-News, 9/15/13)
State prepares to add 170K to Medicaid rolls (The New Mexican, 9/14/13)
Lawmakers join educators in legal fight over evaluations (The New Mexican, 9/14/13)
Behavioral health probe is tricky issue for King campaign (The New Mexican, 9/14/13)
Governor posts past work, travel schedules on website (AP, 9/13/13)

Fraud investigation unsettles mental health are in New Mexico (New York Times, 9/13/13)
New Mexico’s cuts in education spending among deepest in US (The New Mexican, 9/13/13)
Radio ad lambastes Martinez over behavioral health crisis (The New Mexican, 9/12/13)
‘Right-to’work’ compromise possible in New Mexico? (Capitol Report-New Mexico, 9/12/13)
Attorney general ‘disappointed’ by copper mine water decision (The New Mexican, 9/11/13)
Governor declares state of emergency due to flooding (KUNM, 9/11/13)
AUDIO: Lawmaker’s bill targets emergency status used in behavioral health crisis (KUNM, 9/11/13)
Nonprofit with Martinez links behind mental-health radio ads (The New Mexican, 9/11/13)
Gov. Martinez in Philadelphia, New York for campaign fundraisers (ABQ Journal, 9/9/13)
Company that conducted NM behavioral health audit has questionable record (KUNM, 9/9/13)
Local behavioral health CEOs on payroll of AZ for-profit company (KUNM, 9/8/13)
NM county clerks ask Supreme Court to issue same-sex marriage ruling (ABQ Journal, 9/5/13)
Lawmakers move to keep emails secret (ABQ Journal, 9/5/13)
State scouted early for Arizona behavioral health providers (KUNM, 9/4/13)
Deadline passes, but still no word from Micheal Sanchez on run for governor (New Mexico Watchdog, 9/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Control of Legislature hanging in the balance (The New Mexican, 9/1/13)

AUGUST 2013

Legislators push behavioral health proposal (ABQ Journal, 8/31/13)
News organizations want judge to review health audit (New Mexico In Depth, 8/30/13)
Sanchez delays decision on run for governor (The New Mexican, 8/29/13)
Ruling sought on gay marriage (ABQ Journal, 8/29/13)
Michael Sanchez playing Hamlet on possible run for governor (New Mexico Watchdog, 8/29/13)
Los Alamos County on verge of becoming seventh NM county to issue same-sex marriage licenses (ABQ Journal, 8/29/13)
VIDEO: Bernalillo Co. commissioners weigh in on gay marriage (KOAT, 8/28/13)
Political notebook: Radio ads target Democratic senator (ABQ Journal, 8/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Marriage equality in New Mexico (New York Times, 8/28/13)
VIDEO: Who resolves same-sex marriage in NM? (KRQE, 8/28/13)
Constitution, Green parties didn’t get enough votes to make 2014 ballot (The New Mexican, 8/28/13)
Politics Notebook: Radio spots target Democratic state senator (ABQ Journal, 8/28/13)
Ruling sought on gay marriage (ABQ Journal, 8/28/13)
VIDEO: Some lawmakers fight gay marriage rulings (KOAT, 8/28/13)
A ‘monumental’ win for marriage rights in New Mexico (The Maddow Blog, 8/27/13)
New Mexico couples win the right to wed in Albuquerque (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/27/13)
OPINION: New Mexico’s quirky path on gay marriage (LA Times, 8/27/13)
Same-sex marriage in New Mexico (AP, 8/27/13)
Gay marriage is now legal in parts of New Mexico, court rules (Christian Science Monitor, 8/26/13)
EDITORIAL: Equal marriage, stronger families (The New Mexican, 8/26/13)
VIDEO: Judge orders Bernalillo, Santa Fe counties to issue marriage licenses to gay couples (KOAT, 8/26/13)
County clerk took cautious path with same-sex marriage licenses (The New Mexican, 8/26/13)
New Mexico faces competition in new space race (The New Mexican, 8/25/13)
Gov. Martinez in Wyoming for campaign fundraiser (ABQ Journal, 8/25/13)
Dozens of marriage licenses issued to gay couples by Santa Fe County clerk (The New Mexican, 8/23/13)
Gov. Martinez in Florida for one-day manufacturing summit (ABQ Journal, 8/22/13)
Audit suggests NM special ed funding overhaul (AP, 8/22/13)
NM Attorney General won’t challenge gay marriage licenses (Stateline, 8/22/13)
Legislators question health audit, investigation secrecy (New Mexico In Depth, 8/22/13)
Immigrant licenses declining in New Mexico (The New Mexican, 8/21/13)
King won’t halt gay marriages in Dona Ana County (The New Mexican, 8/21/13)
10 unanswered questions about the Medicaid freeze (New Mexico in Depth, 8/21/13)
Political consultant gets 10 years for misuse of federal funds (The New Mexican, 8/19/13)
Jan Brewer to visit New Mexico on GOP fundraising trip (AP, 8/18/13)
COMMENTARY: An open letter to Gov. Martinez (New Mexico in Depth, 8/15/13)
Legislative committee delays payment to Ariz. providers (New Mexico in Depth, 8/9/13)
Jury finds state guilty of retaliation in whistle-blower case (The New Mexican, 8/9/13)
Former legislator welcomed to GOP (ABQ Journal, 8/7/13)
New Mexico is the driest of the dry (LA Times, 8/6/13)
Legislators ask feds to intervene in Medicaid funding debate (The New Mexican, 8/5/13)
Journal article offers insight, but behavioral health audit questions remain (New Mexico in Depth, 8/4/13)
HSD audit targeted TeamBuilders’ business dealings (ABQ Journal, 8/4/13)
Union questions state’s teacher eval system (AP, 8/3/13)
Health organization lays off staffers, readies transition (New Mexico in Depth, 8/1/13)

JULY 2013

AG won’t release full health audit (New Mexico In Depth, 7/30/13)
Susana Martinez, Brian Sandoval thrive where party struggles (Politico, 7/29/13)
Survey explores NM residents’ attitudes (The New Mexican, 7/27/13)
Mental health professionals worry clients will suffer (New Mexico in Depth, 7/26/13)
Sunshine group calls for release of health audit (New Mexico in Depth, 7/25/13)
Santa Fe city clerk defends denial of same-sex marriage license (The New Mexican, 7/24/13)
State lawmaker wants 1% raises for all state workers (The New Mexican, 7/23/13)
Gary King, NM AG, calls for end to state’s prohibition on gay marriage (Huff Post Politics, 7/23/13)
AG King won’t defend ban on gay marriage (AP, 7/22/13)
Santa Fe files court brief supporting same-sex marriage (The New Mexican, 7/22/13)
Lawyer named judge by Gov. Susana Martinez changes party affiliation to GOP from Democrat (AP, 7/19/13)
$20M loan OK’d for spaceport (Albuquerque Journal, 7/18/13)
Spaceport gets NM OK for loan for visitor centers (AP, 7/18/13)
AG King says Medicaid probe could take months (AP, 7/17/13)
Martinez defends freeze of payments to behavioral health providers (Albuquerque Journal, 7/17/13)
Susana Martinez named one of the worst governors in America (Fort Mill Times, 7/17/13)
Martinez aims to build veterans cemeteries (The New Mexican, 7/16/13)
VIDEO: Susan Martinez on behavioral health controversy (YouTube, 7/16/13)
Gov. Susana Martinez wants to build small veterans cemeteries throughout the state (Farmington Daily Times, 7/16/13)
State Auditor orders review of special education funding (The New Mexican, 7/15/13)
New Mexico Medicaid overhaul wins approval (NewsWest9, 7/15/13)
COMMENTARY: A failure to communicate in NM Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration(Carlsbad Current-Argus, 7/14/13)
EDITORIAL: On licenses, New Mexico leads (The New Mexican, 7/11/13)
State didn’t have to halt Medicaid payments to providers (New Mexico in Depth, 7/11/13)
Capitol’s top floor emptied due to suspicious powder (The New Mexican, 7/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Taxpayers deserve health audit details (The New Mexican, 7/8/13)
Governor releases details of Franco’s trip (AP, 7/5/13)
State withholds capital funding over audit issues (AP, 7/4/13)
NM Gov. Susana Martinez $575K in payments to Carlsbad (Carlsbad Current-Argus, 7/4/13)
Legal fight over gay marriage expands (AP, 7/3/13)
Journal: Martinez is one of worst jobs governors (The New Mexican, 7/2/13)

JUNE 2013

Susana Martinez picks Farmington as her favorite New Mexico vacation (The Daily Times, 6/29/13)
Health Exchange opens most committee meetings to the public (New Mexico in Depth, 6/28/13)
In New Mexico, cautious optimism after Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage (The New Mexican, 6/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Health Exchange board must be more transparent (New Mexico in Depth, 6/22/13)
Governor declines to release travel records (AP, 6/20/13)
Health exchange OKs unexpected $7.5M expense (New Mexico in Depth, 6/20/13)
Health exchange policies will cost less than feared (New Mexico in Depth, 6/20/13)
NM governor to tour burn recovery area (AP, 6/20/13)
State still mum on Franco’s hunting trip (The New Mexican, 6/19/13)
Health exchange struggles with transparency (New Mexico in Depth, 6/18/13)
AUDIO: Friction between state agencies escalates as health exchange deadlines near (KUNM, 6/17/13)
Health insurance increases loom for state workers (AP, 6/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Open primaries? Start talking (The New Mexican, 6/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Outreach is key for state’s health care reform efforts (The New Mexican, 6/15/13)
Grant application reveals tension over health exchange (New Mexico In Depth, 6/15/13)
Michael Sanchez weighs bid for Governors office (Albuquerque Journal, 6/14/13)
Report faults $450K labs paid Wilson (AP, 6/11/13)
Forum focuses on open primary (The New Mexican, 6/10/13)
State at risk of losing millions in federal funds for special education (The New Mexican, 6/8/13)
Study finds SAR creates jobs, boosts state’s economy (The New Mexican, 6/8/13)
AG King: No opinion on same-sex marriage (The New Mexican, 6/6/13)
AG’s opinion on gay marriage comes Thursday (The New Mexican, 6/5/13)
FBI links Democratic consultant to hijacked email (AP, 6/5/13)
Details emerge on Martinez email hacking probe (The New Mexican, 6/4/13)
Governor: No federal probe in racetrack deal (The New Mexican, 6/3/13)

MAY 2013

New Mexico high court orders back pay for state workers (AP, 5/30/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Martinez’s fired campaign manager indicted on federal charges (KOB, 5/30/13)
Ex-campaign staffer f0r Susana Martinez indicted in email hacking case (Politico, 5/30/13)
Ex-state finance chief ‘cut out’ of decisions (The New Mexican, 5/25/13)
NM Senate leader weighing run for state governor (Farmington Daily Times, 5/23/13)
VIDEO: New Mexicans split on gay marriage (KOB, 5/21/13)
VIDEO: Martinez popular across party lines (KOB, 5/20/13)
New Mexico changing its plans for health exchange (AP, 5/20/13)
Legislative auditors fault NM gambling regulators (AP, 5/15/13)
Officials: Western states will have fewer resources to battle wildfires (The New Mexican, 5/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Reform pensions for legislators (The New Mexican, 5/13/13)
NM governor heads to Colo., Utah with civic group (AP, 5/10/13)
New Mexico exchange subject to sunshine laws (AP, 5/9/13)
VIDEO: Census: Hispanic voter turnout up in NM in 2012 (AP, 5/9/13)
Governor tightens control over capital financing (AP, 5/2/13)

APRIL 2013

NM governor headlines CA GOP congressman’s fundraiser (AP, 4/30/13)
VIDEO: NM Democrats choose lawyer as new leader (AP, 4/27/13)
Appeals court nixes damages against AG Gary King (AP, 4/26/13)
Governor appoints health exchange board members (AP, 4/26/13)
VIDEO: Poll: Republicans eyeing Gov. Martinez for president (KOB, 4/25/13)
State’s political parties urged to hold open primaries (AP, 4/24/13)
State Dems’ chief to step down (The New Mexican, 4/20/13)
OPINION: Governor’s clout keeps on rising (The New Mexican, 4/19/13)
NM governor’s veto rate dropped this year (AP, 4/19/13)
Gov. Martinez fundraising in Nevada, California (AP, 4/19/13)
Albuquerque Democrat says she’s preparing to run for governor (The New Mexican, 4/15/13)
AUDIO: Talking about legislative reform (New Mexico in Depth, 4/11/13)
Martinez loses fight over green building codes (AP, 4/10/13)
Report shows Martinez with big cash lead over King (The New Mexican, 4/9/13)
Governor kills bill on military ‘domestic partners’ (The New Mexican, 4/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Strong Democratic leadership saved session (The New Mexican, 4/8/13)
NM governor raises $372,000 for re-election (AP, 4/8/13)
Gov. Martinez vetoes money for legislative projects (AP, 4/8/13)
Governor vetoes Finance Authority revamp (The New Mexican, 4/5/13)
Governor faces deadline for signing, vetoing bills (AP,  4/5/13)
Gov. vetoes overhaul of embattled Finance Authority (AP, 4/5/13)
Governor signs budget with raise for state workers (AP, 4/5/13)
State’s public schools may see slight bump in funding (The New Mexican, 4/4/13)
Governor signs bill lowering corporate tax (AP, 4/4/13)
Dozens of bills awaiting governor’s signature (The New Mexican, 4/3/13)
Governor signs revision of jobless benefits program (AP, 4/3/13)
Governor signs space travel liability bill (AP, 4/2/13)
Lack of confirmation blocks governor’s appointed regents (The New Mexican, 4/1/13)
State employees could see small raise and big hike in health insurance premiums (The New Mexican,4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

EDITORIAL: Slow and steady works in lawmaking (The New Mexican, 3/30/13)
VIDEO: Gov. vetoes statewide minimum wage hike (AP, 3/29/13)
Martinez signs PRC reform into law, nixes base-wage hike (The New Mexican, 3/29/13)
Governor signs education pension overhaul (AP, 3/29/13)
Governor signs health exchange bill into law (New Mexico In Depth, 3/28/13)
Governor signs bill for health insurance exchange (AP, 3/28/13)
Governor signs measures to help state’s veterans (AP, 3/26/13)
School reform still a moving target in Legislature (The New Mexican, 3/25/13)
Senate committee may hold summer hearing on Skandera (The New Mexican, 3/23/13)
Governor signs first batch of bills since session ended (ABQ Journal, 3/22/13)
ACLU files suit on behalf of New Mexico same-sex couples (AP, 3/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Tax bill shows need for legislative reform (New Mexico In Depth, 3/21/13)
VIDEO: Susana Martinez reflects on visit to Rome (KOAT, 3/21/13)
Martinez signs bill to simplify state tax procedures (Albuquerque Business First, 3/21/13)
Officials seek AG’s opinion on same-sex marriage licenses (The New Mexican, 3/20/13)
State’s film industry hopes incentives return competitive edge (AP, 3/20/13)
VIDEO: Susana Martinez says new Pope will reinvigorate Catholics (Fox News Latino, 3/19/13)
Santa Fe leaders ask county clerks to honor same-sex marriage (The New Mexican, 3/19/13)
Senator defends passage of 11th-hour tax deal (The New Mexican, 3/19/13)
EDITORIAL: Marriage laws need clarifying (The New Mexican, 3/19/13)
EDITORIAL: A session stampede (The New Mexican, 3/18/13)
Social media play a bigger role in leg session (The New Mexican, 3/18/13)
Local legislators got share of bill passed in session (The New Mexican, 3/18/13)
OPINION: Push for equal marriage must continue (The New Mexican, 3/18/13)
Restaurant industry-related bills land on governor’s desk (Albuquerque Business First, 3/18/13)
Gov. Susana Martinez: Legislation will protect taxpayers, prospective property owners in NM (Rio Rancho Observer, 3/17/13)
Latest on possible 2016 contender Gov. Susana Martinez (GretaWire, 3/17/13)
11th-hour tax deal ends NM legislative session (ABQ Journal, 3/17/13)
New Mexico Legislature adjourns, OKs tax bill (AP, 3/16/13)
Lighter moments of the 2013 legislative session (The New Mexican, 3/16/13)
Lawmakers give tax bill last-minute approval, avert special session (AP, 3/16/13)
What passed, what failed and what was signed (The New Mexican, 3/16/13)
Governor: State scrapping deal to buy BNSF track (AP, 3/16/13)
‘Breaking Bad’ bill vetoed by NM Gov. Susana Martinez (AP, 3/15/13)
Senate panel OKs gun show background checks (The New Mexican, 3/15/13)
Lawmakers send governor PRC candidate qualification measure (The New Mexican, 3/15/13)
Martinez vetoes measure to boost TV series productions (The New Mexican, 3/15/13)
Legislature OKs wage, pension, health bills (AP, 3/15/13)
Gov. to veto teacher pay scale revisions (ABQ Journal, 3/15/13)
Freshman lawmaker in the fire: Garcia Richard takes heat from both sides over license bill (The New Mexican, 3/15/13)
Capital outlay bill on governor’s desk (ABQ Journal, 3/15/13)
Martinez fights immigrant driver’s licenses (Bloomberg, 3/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Diversity shouldn’t be controversial (The New Mexican, 3/14/13)
At the Roundhouse: Pork and more (ABQ Journal, 3/14/13)
NM lawmakers OK budget despite veto threat (AP, 3/14/13)
No tax cut deal as Legislature nears finish line (AP, 3/14/13)
Dems, Gov. in showdown over budget (ABQ Journal, 3/14/13)
VIDEO: Susana Martinez about to send Legislature into special session over budget (NM Watchdog, 3/14/13)
Gov. Susana Martinez plans to veto budget (The Daily Times, 3/13/13)
1% raise means little to state workers (The New Mexican, 3/13/13)
VIDEO: Senate budget sets up confrontation (KRQE, 3/13/13)
VIDEO: Governor vows to veto budget bill (KOB, 3/13/13)
Tax expenditure budget head to the governor… again (New Mexico Telegram, 3/13/13)
KRQE: Gov will veto budget (New Mexico Telegram, 3/13/13)
Budget heads to Susana, who says it’s ‘unbalanced’ (NM Watchdog, 3/13/13)
NM House sends governor a budget she may not like (The Daily Times, 3/13/13)
State lawmakers approve budget despite veto threat (The New Mexican, 3/13/13)
VIDEO: Legislature wants tally of tax breaks (KASA, 3/12/13)
NM Senate approves film incentive sweetener (AP, 3/12/13)
Battle looming over the state budget (New Mexico Watchdog, 3/12/13)
Legislators fast-track bill that protects their email (The New Mexican, 3/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Get smart for gun safety (The New Mexican, 3/12/13)
Health exchange measure moves forward, but concerns about system remain (The New Mexican,3/12/13)
Senate OKs budget with state worker pay raise (AP, 3/12/13)
Space industry liability bill clears Legislature (The New Mexican, 3/11/13)
Gov vetoes prevailing wage whistleblower protection bill (New Mexico Telegram, 3/11/13)
EDITORIAL: Sunshine works at Legislature (The New Mexican, 3/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Building the future for NM Democrats (The New Mexican, 3/12/13)
Demonstrators gather on Plaza to support gun control legislation (The New Mexican, 3/10/13)
Lawmakers prepared for busy week, final push for action on issues of significance (The New Mexican,3/9/13)
House bill that would repeal immigrant license law stalls in committee (The New Mexican, 3/9/13)
Senate OKs legislative pension change (AP, 3/9/13)
Legislature set for final push on bills (The New Mexican, 3/9/13)
Third day of testimony ends with no vote on Skandera; she calls process ‘a circus’ (The New Mexican,3/9/13)
Health insurance exchange proposal advances in NM Senate (AP, 3/9/13)
Senate panel OKs budget without teacher merit pay (AP, 3/8/13)
House proposal would limit disclosure of lawmakers’ emails (AP, 3/8/13)
Governor vetoes nearly $23M in capital projects (AP, 3/7/13)
NM Senate approves government pension overhaul (AP, 3/7/13)
House passes Ethics Commission bill (Roundhouse Roundup, 3/7/13)
GOP effort to force House floor vote on license bill falls short (The New Mexican, 3/6/13)
‘Enlightened’ Facebook testimony on immigrant drivers licenses (Roundhouse Roundup, 3/6/13)
Governor urges lawmakers to pass bill exempting liability for space parts firms (AP, 3/5/13)
Senate committee vote tied on gun background checks; bill moves to new panel (The New Mexican,3/5/13)
Legislative Roundup, March 6, 2013: Immigrant licenses, embryonic research, school grading (The New Mexican, 3/5/13)
Senate passes bill raising statewide minimum wage on party-line vote (The New Mexican, 3/4/13)
Extravagant lifestyles (Roundhouse Roundup, 3/4/13)
At state Capitol, lawmaking process takes time (The New Mexican, 3/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Martinez gets a little taste of ‘extravagant’ backlash (The New Mexican, 3/2/13)
Window closing on state-run health exchange (New Mexico In Depth, 3/2/13)
Committee delays vote on Skandera’s confirmation after fiery day of testimony (The New Mexican,3/2/13)
Senate panel to decide Skandera’s fate (The New Mexican, 3/1/13)

FEBRUARY 2013

Senate Dems: Get past education rhetoric (The New Mexican, 2/28/13)
EDITORIAL: A kitchen fix for the governor (The New Mexican, 2/28/13)
OPINION: Drilling oversight best left to locals (The New Mexican, 2/26/13)
Critics blast governor over $100k kitchen renovation (The New Mexican, 2/26/13)
Panel to challenge Skandera’s authority over charter schools in court (The New Mexican, 2/26/13)
Transparency bills make progress in Legislature (The New Mexican, 2/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Looming cuts will damage state (The New Mexican, 2/25/13)
Lawmakers say there’s agreement over capital outlay projects (The New Mexican, 2/25/13)
Lawmakers attempt to address oil, gas divide (The New Mexican, 2/24/13)
Roundhouse Roundup: Dogs rule this legislative session (The New Mexican, 2/23/13)
Committee tables governor-supported bill to end promotion of third-graders who can’t read (The New Mexican, 2/23/13)
Senate resolution would take redistricting out of lawmakers’ hands (The New Mexican, 2/22/13)
Legislative roundup, Feb. 23, 2013: Senior activities, railway tax break, assault rifles (The New Mexican, 2/22/13)
Same-sex marriage ballot proposal spiked by House panel (The New Mexican, 2/21/13)
Meanwhile, back in 2014… (Roundhouse Roundup, 2/21/13)
NM House OKs state budget with merit pay for teachers (AP, 2/21/13)
State employees would ‘take hit’ under Senate bill to shore up pension fund (The New Mexican,2/21/13)
House panel OKs budget, 4% spending hike (AP, 2/19/13)
Legislative roundup, Feb. 19, 2013: Protection order, coal markets, Finance Authority (The New Mexican, 2/18/13)
Minimum-wage inflation measure blocked in House committee (AP, 2/19/13)
Lawmakers squash liquor tax bill (The New Mexican, 2/18/13)
Legislators use instinct, ‘dance’ to juggle dozens of bills (The New Mexican, 2/16/13)
No lack of amusements for legislators: Lobbyists report thousands in event spending (The New Mexican, 2/15/13)
Legislative roundup, Feb 16: Corporate tax cuts, geothermal energy, human trafficking (The New Mexican, 2/15/13)
Lawmakers ask Martinez to link drilling project approval with community project funding (AP, 2/15/13)
Legislative roundup, Feb 15: Driver’s license, tobacco tax, education funding (The New Mexican,2/14/13)
A new license compromise (Roundhouse Roundup, 2/14/13)
At midway mark, many bills still on floor (The New Mexican, 2/14/13)
NM House approves background checks for gun shows by a 43-26 vote (The New Mexican, 2/13/13)
Legislative roundup, Feb 14: Film tax incentives, political ads, tax task force (The New Mexican,2/13/13)
Martinez embraces Senate Republican’s compromise bill on immigrant licenses (The New Mexican,2/13/13)
Bill would bar private firms from operating state’s public schools (The New Mexican, 2/12/13)
Slate of Senate measures address state’s growing list of water woes (The New Mexican, 2/12/13)
House panel OKs health exchange proposal (AP, 2/12/13)
Governor backs gun show bill (The New Mexican, 2/11/13)
Water issues on tap for state legislators (The New Mexican, 2/11/13)
Real ID can’t pass real committee (Roundhouse Roundup, 2/11/13)
Senate Finance Committee chairman treads carefully on tax relief (The New Mexican, 2/10/13)
Joint panel hears about Election Day challenges (The New Mexican, 2/9/13)
Roundhouse roundup: Yes, Democrats, Republicans really can get along (The New Mexican, 2/9/13)
Great guns! Committee approves gun show bill with bipartisan support (Roundhouse Roundup, 2/8/13)
House panel approves 5% hike in education funds, including teacher pay raise (The New Mexican,2/8/13)
Spaceport bill appears to be done deal (New Mexico In Depth, 2/7/13)
Where USA’s most prominent Latina politician stands on immigration reform (National Journal,2/7/13)
Legislative roundup, Feb 8: Hospital staffing, concealed carry, tribal officers (The New Mexican,2/7/13)
Governors Martinez and Sandoval laud Rubio for immigration-reform efforts (National Review,2/6/13)
Legislative roundup, Feb 6: Weapons ban, property disclosure, ethics and pay equity (The New Mexican, 2/5/13)
House panel kills bill on definition-of-marriage amendment (The New Mexican, 2/5/13)
Committee weighs amended gun-show loophole bill (The New Mexican, 2/4/13)
Legislative roundup, Feb 5: Hose slaughter, Hispanic Affairs, military pensions (The New Mexican,2/4/13)
Roundhouse Roundup: The latest purge scare (Roundhouse Roundup, 2/4/13)
Proposal lets voters decide minimum wage increase (AP, 2/4/13)
Roundhouse Roundup: Duran’s voter purge process raises concerns (The New Mexican, 2/2/13)
Proposal boosts payout from state’s permanent fund for early childhood programs (AP, 2/1/13)

JANUARY 2013

GOP lawmakers propose ‘reboot’ of state tax system (AP, 1/31/13)
Legislative Roundup, Feb. 1: Same-sex marriage, GMO, Facebook privacy (The New Mexican,1/31/13)
Proposal boosts payout from state’s permanent fund for early childhood programs (AP, 1/31/13)
LFC seeks overhaul of school funding formula (The New Mexican, 1/30/13)
Lawmakers tackle voter-approved PRC overhaul (The New Mexican, 1/29/13)
State faces loss of up to$93M in federal special-ed funds for violating grant terms (The New Mexican,1/29/13)
House committee kills governor-backed bill to repeal immigrant license law (The New Mexican,1/29/13)
Bill for expanded background checks for gun buyers dies in committee (The New Mexican, 1/28/13)
Legislative Roundup, Jan 29: Amber alerts, human trafficking, fracking (The New Mexican,1/28/13)
Democrats propose lifting film subsidy cap in NM (AP, 1/28/13)
State works to improve reporting flaws that hinder background checks for gun purchases (The New Mexican, 1/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Roundhouse Roundup: Chavez’s wisdom missed at Capitol (The New Mexican,1/26/13)
Report: Tax credit for businesses cost state $48 million last year (The New Mexican, 1/25/13)
Lobbyists haven’t reported all event expenses (The New Mexican, 1/25/13)
Revised abortion bill says mothers can’t be charged, but some say problems still glaring (The New Mexican, 1/25/13)
Legislative Roundup, Jan. 25: Corruption bill, guns in schools, animal cruelty (The New Mexican,1/24/13)
New Mexico bill would criminalize abortions after rape as ‘tampering with evidence’ (Huffington Post, 1/24/13)
Carlsbad Republican’s bill prohibiting abortion after rape, incest draws ire and ridicule (The New Mexican, 1/24/13)
Martinez: New Mexico high school grad rate up 7 points (AP, 1/24/13)
Martinez: Immigrant license repeal still the goal (The New Mexican, 1/23/13)
NM courts ask lawmakers to approve 9 new judges (AP, 1/22/13)
Compromise reached over spaceport liability fight (The New Mexican, 1/22/13)
Democrats plan bill for state-run health exchange (AP, 1/21/13)
Gun debate likely to intensify in NM Legislature after Albuquerque shooting (AP, 1/21/13)
Democrat wants bill to ban use of state resources for political reasons (The New Mexican, 1/21/13)
New House Speaker Kenny Martinez follows in his father’s footsteps (The New Mexican, 1/19/13)
2013 Legislature: First-of-its kind amendment would require labeling for GMOs (The New Mexican,1/18/13)
Legislative Roundup, Jan. 19: Tax breaks, gun laws (The New Mexican, 1/18/13)
State senators draft compromise bill on immigrant licenses (The New Mexican, 1/17/13)
Legislative Roundup, Jan 18: Marriage equality, Amber alerts (The New Mexican, 1/17/13)
Legislative Roundup, Jan 17: PRC reforms, gun show loopholes (The New Mexican, 1/16/13)
Governor uses State of State to push economic plan (AP, 1/15/13)
Newcomers eager to dig into legislative roles (The New Mexican, 1/15/13)
Mary Kay Papen elected Senate leader (The New Mexican, 1/15/13)
Kids Count report released at New Mexico Capitol (AP, 1/15/13)
Rotunda buzzes with activity ahead of legislative session (The New Mexican, 1/14/13)
Overview of the 2013 New Mexico Legislature (AP, 1/14/13)
Democrats continue to battle GOP governor in NM (AP, 1/13/13)
Learning Curve: Education issues at forefront of legislative session (The New Mexican, 1/13/13)
New Mexico’s Latina Gov. Susana Martinez makes waves in the GOP (LA Times, 1/12/13)
Martinez again pushing to limit social promotion (New Mexico in Depth, 1/12/13)
Governor taps Santa Fe attorney for vacant First District judge seat (The New Mexican, 1/11/13)
NMID draws ‘important conclusion’ about guv (New Mexico in Depth, 1/11/13)
AUDIO: Immigrant driver’s licenses a hot topic in New Mexico (Fronteras, 1/11/13)
Governor, Legislature could tussle over state worker pay raises (The New Mexican, 1/10/13)
Governor’s education spending plan (The New Mexican, 1/10/13)
Pinon students and councilors get an afternoon with the governor (The New Mexican, 1/10/13)
NM confronts health-care puzzles as deadline nears (New Mexico in Depth, 1/9/13)
Legislative panel proposes state workers pay raises (AP, 1/9/13)
Martinez announces plan to expand Medicaid (AP, 1/9/13)
Martinez agrees to expand Medicaid (New Mexico in Depth, 1/9/13)
Immigration, safety at issue in license debate (New Mexico in Depth, 1/8/13)
NM license eases fear of deportation, immigrants say (New Mexico in Depth, 1/8/13)
Some worry that licenses enable other crime (New Mexico in Depth, 1/8/13)
Governor at center of license debate (The New Mexican, 1/8/13)
Martinez looks to boost mixed economic record (New Mexico in Depth, 1/7/13)
Lagging economy tests NM leaders (The New Mexican, 1/7/13)
Once a skeptic, guv now backing spaceport (New Mexico in Depth, 1/7/13)
Uncertain path for health care in New Mexico (The New Mexican, 1/6/13)
Renewed gun-control fight likely in Legislature (The New Mexican, 1/6/13)
Doctor shortage forces NM to think creatively (New Mexico in Depth, 1/6/13)
Health coverage for many in Martinez’s hands (New Mexico In Depth, 1/6/13)
Some perks in 2013 for state’s wind power producers (The New Mexican, 1/5/13)
Martinez lists her top accomplishments (The New Mexican, 1/5/13)
‘No Labels’ launches Santa Fe group aimed at ending DC gridlock (The New Mexican, 1/5/13)
Combativeness could harm legacy, some say (New Mexico In Depth, 1/5/13)
Renewed gun-control fight likely in Legislature (The New Mexican, 1/4/13)
State to release records on Martinez husband’s travel (AP, 1/4/13)
Governor proposes corporate income tax cut (AP, 1/3/13)
Past sponsors of voter ID bills won’t push measure this session (The New Mexican, 1/2/13)
Gov. Susana Martinez’s father dies (AP, 1/1/13)

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