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Hundreds of New Mexico teachers quitting mid-year

Stepahie Chavez, KRQE Media
Albuquerque, Jan 18, 2019
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) - Some are calling it a crisis: teachers at the end of their rope, quitting in the middle of the year. In many cases, their students are left with long-term substitutes. Teachers gave KRQE News 13 some insight into the harsh realities of working in a classroom these days.

One skier dies after Taos avalanche, another remains in critical condition

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jan 18, 2019
TAOS SKI VALLEY, N.M. — One of the two skiers trapped in a rare avalanche at Taos Ski Valley has died. The second skier remains in critical condition at the University of New Mexico Hospital.

House Republicans Put New Mexicans First As 2019 Legislative Session Begins

New Mexico House Republicans
Santa Fe, Jan 18, 2019
Commentary: New Mexico’s House Republicans began the 2019 Legislative Session supporting sound fiscal priorities that put New Mexico first. Republican leaders expressed concern over the Democrat budget proposals during the first day of the 2019 Legislative Session on Tuesday. Budget proposals from both the Governor and the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) call for a more than 10 percent increase in state spending. Such proposals will more than likely lead to future cuts to education and tax increases for New Mexicans.

New Mexico chief justice addresses lawmakers, defends judges

Kai Porter, KOB 4
Albuquerque, Jan 18, 2019
SANTA FE, N.M.- New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith Nakamura delivered her State of the Judiciary address at the Roundhouse Thursday.

Capitol Update for Monday, January 21, 2019

Tom Trowbridge, New Mexico News Network
Santa Fe, Jan 18, 2019

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From the Roundhouse, Tom Trowbridge has Republican reaction to the so-called “Rocket Docket.” That’s the name given a set of bills from the past that have been resuscitated by Democrats this session from former Governor Susana Martinez’s veto bin for fast approval by new Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration and Democratic leaders.
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I spoke with House Minority Leader, Republican Jim Townsend of Artesia about the numerous bills on the fast-track in 2019: (conversation from here on out).

Sheriffs upset they were barred from House gallery Tuesday

Rachel Knapp, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jan 17, 2019
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - As hundreds flooded the Roundhouse to take part in the first day of the new session, there were visitors who were shut out of the action Tuesday. Sheriffs came to the Roundhouse to meet with lawmakers and listen to the governor`s speech, but because they were armed, they were told they couldn`t come into the House gallery.

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