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July 20, 2018 – The City of Albuquerque announced it will receive $14 million dollars in federal grant money as reimbursement for expenses related to the Albuquerque Rapid Transit, or ART, project along the Central Avenue corridor.  But whether the … Continue reading The Line: ABQ Receives Some Federal Funds For ART Bus Project

July 20, 2018 – The law to reform the New Mexico court-ordered guardianship system took effect on July 1st. The system is supposed to protect those deemed incapacitated through brain injury, dementia, or other cognitive disabilities. The reforms have come … Continue reading The Line: Senate Bill 19 Reforms Court-Ordered Guardianship

July 13, 2018 – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the so-called “fair share fees” when thy ruled last month that public sector labor unions violated worker’s constitutional rights by imposing mandatory fees on non-members. Gene Grant and the Line … Continue reading The Line: Court’s Ruling On Labor Union Dues Will Affect New Mexico Unions

July 13, 2018 – This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Launched in 2004, it has brought around 1,000 master folk artists from 98 countries to Santa Fe and those artisans have generated … Continue reading International Folk Art Market Marks 15 Years In Santa Fe

July 13, 2018 – President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat in the U.S. Supreme Court that retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy will vacate at the end of the month. Currently, the U.S. Supreme Court has … Continue reading The Line: Judge Brett Kavanaugh Nominated To U.S. Supreme Court

June 29, 2018 – A report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows that workers in New Mexico cities, especially in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, have to work more than one job in order to afford an average two-bedroom … Continue reading The Line: Rent Not So “Cheap” When Wages Are Low

June 29, 2018 – The recently released audit of the city of Santa Fe’s finances “paints a grim portrait,” according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. Matt Grubs of the Santa Fe Reporter called the audit “blistering” and “abysmal.” Submitted … Continue reading The Line: Santa Fe’s Scathing Audit

June 29, 2018 – Two private prisons in New Mexico that have made significant profits from detaining immigrants have also contributed to the campaigns of some of the state’s elected officials. After a New Mexico In Depth article printed the … Continue reading The Line: Private Prisons Profiting From Detaining Immigrants

June 22, 2018 – Local media reported this week that Moody’s Investor Services had downgraded the state’s bond rating. A report in the Albuquerque Journal indicated workers in New Mexico are making less than the national average in many instances. … Continue reading The Line: Role Of Local Government In Turning The Economic Tide

June 22, 2018 – This week, President signed an executive order to end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally, but problems still remain. As a border state, this is a … Continue reading The Line: Detentions at the U.S. – Mexico Border

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