11:37 AM, Oct 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A New Mexcio man recently saw his health insurance premium triple due to Obamacare:
"Health insurance premiums are skyrocketing for some New Mexicans," says a local anchor. "The insurance companies say it's because of the Affordable (health) Care Act."
The reporter adds, "Talk about sticker shock." And points to a man, George Pitts, who used to pay $139.63 for health insurance. "Now his cheapest option: triple the price at $431."
Pitts says he was "shocked" and that he's "never had a bill of any kind double" like this.
His insurance plan blames Obamacare for the rate increase.
Does the First Amendment protect wedding photographers? Sep 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 01 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
On August 22, the New Mexico supreme court unanimously ruled that a wedding photographer broke the law by refusing to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony. While gay rights advocates are celebrating this latest in a string of legal and political victories, the outcome of Elane Photography v. Vanessa Willock has alarmed religious liberty advocates. And it could end up having a profound influence on First Amendment jurisprudence.
8:20 AM, Jun 3, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A former campaign manager for New Mexico governor Susana Martinez was indicted in federal court Thursday on 12 counts of illegally intercepting emails intended for members of Martinez’s 2010 campaign, including some sent to Martinez herself. Now, some are questioning whether the current Democratic attorney general (and a potential opponent for Martinez in the Republican’s reelection bid next year) and a liberal activist connected to Bill Richardson, Martinez’s Democratic predecessor, were involved in the distribution of some of those illegally obtained emails.
The New Mexico governor holds her own, woos Hispanics at the RNC.12:40 AM, Aug 30, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
New Mexico governor Susana Martinez once worked a guard for her parents’ security business and, as she told the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, her father wanted to make sure she could protect herself.
“I carried a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum,” Martinez said. “That gun weighed more than I did!”
5:09 PM, Jul 24, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Heather Wilson, a candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, has a new ad criticizing her opponent, Democratic congressman Martin Heinrich, for voting twice for a medical device tax that Heinrich had noted himself would be bad for job creation. "Martin Heinrich knowingly puts his leftwing politics before jobs," the voiceover says. "That's too extreme for New Mexico." Watch the ad below:
3:43 PM, May 14, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, a rising Democratic star who has generated some 2016 presidential buzz, published a photo on his Twitter feed this afternoon of New Mexico's Republican governor Susana Martinez, along with a delegation of visitors from the southwestern state. O'Malley's message, however, misspelled Martinez's first name--and said she was from Mexico, not New Mexico.
New developments in the New Mexico Senate race.6:05 PM, Feb 29, 2012 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Republican hopes of winning the Senate in 2012 took a major hit Tuesday when Maine senator Olympia Snowe announced her retirement. The late notice gave Republicans in the state, as well as those in Washington, D.C., little time to recruit a viable candidate and build an organization that might allow them to hold the seat in November. The unexpected retirement takes a nearly certain Republican seat and makes it a likely Democratic one.
3:01 PM, Jan 21, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
On Tuesday, New Mexico Republican governor Susana Martinez gave her first state of the state address. Facing a budget deficit totaling nearly half a billion dollars, Martinez called for an age of austerity in which no sector of state government would be spared. Following the lead of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and more than half a dozen other states, Martinez called for a reduction of the state’s film subsidy as one specific cut.
3:21 PM, Oct 14, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
Recently uncovered documents reveal that Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor Brian Colón has refused to make payments on a condo that he owns in Florida. A representative of the Sunrise Lakes Condominium Apartments association in Sunrise, Florida claims that Colón has refused to pay his mortgage and his maintenance fee, which has resulted in a lien being placed on the property.
No, the Democrats unfairly portrayed the teacher. 4:00 PM, Oct 6, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
A recent high-profile ad war in the New Mexico gubernatorial election, which has taken place on television screens across the state, involves GOP nominee and Doña Ana County district attorney Susana Martinez, Democratic nominee and Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, and a teacher named Freda Trujillo.
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