March 14, 2016 - Matthew Reichbach

March 14, 2016
Matthew Reichbach

Six weeks ago, when the NM State Legislature was heading into its 2016 30-day “short session,” the price of West Texas Intermediate Oil was below $30 a barrel, and the fear was rampant that even this might not be the bottom of the market. In recent days, the benchmark price of American oil had climbed back, and for a week of more apparently stabilized at just under $40 a barrel.  Can that save New Mexico’s budget from drowning in red ink?Matthew Reichbach, the Editor of the New Mexico Political Report has some not so good news.

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“Martinez signs spending bill for next budget year” – Albuquerque Journal

“Odds and Ends: Judge says no to new food benefit rules” – The New Mexico Political Report

“House leaders talk successes, failures of session” – The New Mexico Political Report

“Gov. Martinez sign $158M public works package, but axes 150-plus projects” – Albuquerque Journal

“Gov signs bill for ATVs on roadways, court-ordered mental health treatment” – Albuquerque Journal

“New Mexico Gov. Martinez signs Uber, Lyft bill” – Albuquerque Journal

“Governor signs bill to cut back on standardized tests” – Albuquerque Journal

“Gov. Martinez signs bill increasing child pornography penalties” – Albuquerque Journal

“Martinez Signs Open Data Bill To Improve Campaign Finance Information System” – New Mexico In Depth

“Auditor recommends infrastructure funding guidelines” – New Mexico In Depth

“Stagnant state gas tax affects road maintenance, lawmakers say” – New Mexico in Depth

“Money woes, political distractions kept ethics on the sidelines this session” – New Mexico In Depth

“Two more legislative leaders have shared how they earmarked for projects” – New Mexico In Depth

“Eight bills Gov. Martinez vetoed” – The New Mexico Political Report

“Who’s running for state House, Senate seats?” – The New Mexico Political Report

“Filing Day: Old faces, open seats and uncontested races” – The New Mexico Political Report

 

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