On Tuesday's midday report: The state auditor says he wants results of an independent audit allegedly showing Medicaid fraud in a state agency... Santa Fe police say they have a new program to further cut the rate of burglaries...Sen. Tom Udall files new legislation he says will help home-based businesses...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...
New Mexico Attorney General Gary King has advised the state Supreme Court that blocking gay marriage is unconstitutional. The Attorney General noted that state law neither permits nor denies same-sex marriage and banning it flies in the face of equal protection guarantees. The high court had solicited King's advisement in light of a lawsuit by two Santa Fe men denied a marriage license by the county clerk. However, that suit, says King, was improperly filed and the court does not have the authority to order a county official to take a specific action.
7/21/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Possible Rental Car Episode” includes a Quechua poem (from Technicians of the Sacred, University of California Press); the poem “Dragging the Lake, VIII” by Robert Thomas (from Dragging the Lake, Carnegie Mellon University Press); “Sunday, Sunday” by Jaswinder Bolina (from Phantom Camera, New Issues Poetry & Prose)
After local news, we have a discussion with an agent from the DEA about a new drug tip text line -- TIP 411 -- that'll be part of a public awareness campaign in Santa Fe & Rio Arriba counties. We'll also speak with the Secretary of Taxation & Revenue as that department auctions off unclaimed properties next week in Albuquerque. Those items and more, plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.
In Albuquerque today, there will be a 2nd public meeting of the state’s Jobs Council. It was created by lawmakers earlier this year in the legislative session with the express purpose of looking at job creation over the next ten years. House Speaker Ken Martinez says the hope is to bring statewide employment back to pre-recession levels….***clip
After local news, we have a conversation with NM House Speaker Ken Martinez ahead of tomorrow's next public meeting of the newly created Jobs Council seeking ways to restore the state's employment rate to pre-recession levels. We also catch up with Attorney General Gary King about his investigation of alleged fraud by providers of mental health & substance abuse services in New Mexico. Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.