2014 is an election year in New Mexico and elsewhere. And one of New Mexico's United States Senators, Tom Udall, is running for a second, six-year term. KSFR Reporter Joe Day checked-in to see how he sees things at the start of the year, and last weekend caught up with him in Edgewood in southern Santa Fe County.
Yesterday KSFR's “At Noon” aired part one of reporter Joe Day's interview with Senator Tom Udall, who is running for a second term in this election year…Here is part two of that interview.
The New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee is recommending a state budget totaling more than six billion dollars. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with Santa Fe State Representative Lucky Varela about the proposed spending plan, who begins this feature discussing how the budget proposals differs from last year's state budget.
The New Mexico Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program recently announced an award of $400,000 to create 24 new jobs and Step-Up training for 24 current employees in New Mexico to receive new skills.
KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has more about the JTIP program:
Santa Fe Police say Don Diego has reopened in all directions between Cordova and W. Buena Vista following a suspicious death investigation in the 800-block of Don Diego. 74-year old Larry Roybal was found dead Wednesday in the home, and police said the house appeared as if it had been rummaged through. Roybal's family had reported him missing earlier this week. The roadway had been closed for a 22-hour stretch as detectives gathered evidence to construct a case.
A Santa Fe grand jury has found New Mexico State Police were justified in last year's fatal shooting of a woman after a car chase. Jeanette Anaya was shot in the head and back after police say she aggressively backed her car toward an officer in November. Medical examiners determined the 39-year-old Santa Fe woman had cocaine in her system at the time. Meantime, an attorney for Anaya's family says he doesn't believe the shooting was justified and is asking for an independent investigation from some other agency.
1/12/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Grin Like a Fool Episode” includes the poems “The Game of Zero” by John Colburn (from Psychedelic Norway, Coffee House Press); “Sonnet, with Tainted Love” by Sherman Alexie (from What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned, Hanging Loose Press); and “The Girl on the Bullard Overpass” by Peter Everwine (from Listening Long and Late, University of Pittsburgh Press)
The New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee is recommending a state budget totaling more than six billion dollars. The bi-partisan LFC’s spending plan contains a one-and-a-half percent pay raise for public employees and educators. A spokesman says Governor Martinez opposes that provision, drawing a response from Santa Fe State Representative Lucky Varela: *****0106 Varela-1 :16***** The Governor later today will release her budget recommendations for the legislature to consider during its upcoming session.