NM voters voices were clear in June and November, but those voices are being repeatedly ignored. Today’s post examines specific bills where inaction, indifference, and subversive amendments are being used to undermine the will of the voters.
NM State Legislature
Redistricting: We’ve Heard From Speaker Egolf, Now Let’s Hear Sen. Dede Feldman’s Very Different View
Speaker Egolf’s comments on redistricting on our Zoom Conversation have made the front page of the New Mexican and the ABQ Journal. We offer his interview again today, but first Sen. Dede Feldman offers her historic perspective on redistricting.
What is Rethink Our Democracy? And What Will It Do? Plus an Important Legislative Update With a Call to Action!
First a legislative update, including an important Call To Action to advance HB 203 the Health Security Planning & Design bill. We also discuss how, despite a huge state surplus, legislators must essentially conduct “bake sales” to fund important bills…. Read More ›
Who Runs the Roundhouse? Not Who You Think. Budget Released, With Hundreds of Millions Left On the Table. What Recession? What Transition?
A second Capital & Main piece, and Joe Monahan offers insights into why our budget leaves $1 billion of surplus funds unspent despite desperate needs in rural & tribal NM. Read compelling evidence why we remain so fiscally conservative.
Times Are Desperate, So Democrats Study, Plan, Procrastinate & Adjourn: the Same Approach that Brought Us to the Verge of Civil War
Today, we use a News In Brief to critique the tepid actions taken by national and state Democrats during 2021. Rural America, small farmers, the working poor, the unemployed are facing evictions, homelessness, and hunger, yet in DC they adjourn… Read More ›
Why Bills Sometimes Go Sideways or Die, Tools / Actions to Prevent That, Plus 30 Minutes with Speaker Egolf
The legislative update is packed with new information, followed by commentary on lessons learned at the midpoint of the session, and 2 videos, one with Speaker Egolf and one with Public Bank leader, Angela Merkert. A must view post.