Posted by Rachel Pulaski on Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Santa Fe New Mexican - Santa Fe's growth during the last decade was outpaced by that of most New Mexico metropolitan areas, according to the 2010 Census. "The big story is that Santa Fe didn't grow as quickly as you would have thought," said Jack Baker, a demographer for The University of New Mexico's Bureau of Business and Economic Research. The April 1, 2010, count put Santa Fe city's population at 67,947 — up 9.2 percent from 2000 — Santa Fe County at 144,170 — up 11.5 percent. New Mexico's 2010 population is just over 2 million — up 13.2 percent from 2000. Rio Rancho topped the list of the state's fastest-growing cities, with an increase of 69.1 percent bringing its population to 87,521. Its home county, Sandoval, grew to 131,561, an increase of 46.3 percent. Albuquerque grew by 21.7 percent to 662,564. In Las Cruces, an increase of 31.4 percent brought the population to 97,618. Roswell's population increased to 48,366 — at 6.8 percent growth, the only New Mexico metropolitan area to grow more slowly than Santa Fe. Read full story here: News New Mexico
The Constitution grants Congress the final and ultimate say on taxes. The same principle applies to spending. A president cannot spend one dime that Congress does not first appropriate.
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Posted by Jim Spence
Labels: U.S. Politics
Pearce has received numerous communications from constituents in recent weeks saying that the cuts so far have not been enough, and that the federal deficit must be eliminated. “Today’s proposal is unacceptable,” said Pearce. “As a former small business owner, I know that you can’t run any organization week-to-week. As an American, I know legislation is needed that takes seriously the looming debt crisis, and the economic problems faced in homes across the country.
NMPolitics - During the heated 2010 election, the Albuquerque Journal published results of a survey that showed a large majority of voters in favor of ending the practice of allowing “illegal immigrants” to get drivers’ licenses in the state. What if the question had been: Should foreign nationals pay the same car registration fees and be required to carry the same car insurance as N.M. residents? I believe the majority of New Mexicans would have answered “yes.” But the debate was framed to play on people’s fears rather than focusing on reasonable differences and possible solutions. Our governor calls the law dangerous, but it isn’t the law that’s dangerous – it’s the rhetoric. It divides us as a society. Read full column here: News New Mexico
|Rep. Gail Chasey|