Category Archives: New Mexico Politics

The Oneness of New Mexico. Legislative, Executive, Judicial: unified! Politics and Government: same-same.

Bill Richardson owns the executive, legislative and judicial branches of New Mexico government. Is local government next? The mayor of a dirt-poor border town is making his stand.

The old anti-union bulls of the New Mexico Legislature will bellow their horns off in the pastures of heaven when they hear about Fair Share.

The New Mexico Senate has operated under a constitutional leadership fiction since Manny Aragon took power. Time to reorganize, but will the senators do it or will Bill Richardson do it for them?

Roman Maes, a powerful Democratic state senator going for a sixth term from liberal Santa Fe, defeated himself by indulging in conservative rants. Your attention, please, Bill Richardson.

Sen. Smith goes to Santa Fe. And Gov. Richardson plays hardball. The inside story on the New Mexico governor’s most controversial veto.

The arising distrust of electronic voting machines and their makers can be calmed by the simple application Tom Stoppard’s famous quote.

Diversity, in the view of the president of the National Association of Election Directors, is the best safeguard against vote rigging. But in New Mexico a few county clerks have taken diversity over the hill.

You’d think Max and Bill would be allies, having, you’d think, the same enemies. But everything based on experience elsewhere fails in New Mexico.

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