DPNM News Clips – July 31, 2017

DPNM in the News

Ranking says NM 2nd-most likely to switch parties in governor’s mansion – New Mexico Political Report

Memo to Steve Pearce: New Mexicans Will Not Forget Your Vote on Health Care  – KRWG

New Mexico Ranked Second Most-Likely To Flip Democrat In Governor’s Race  – Los Alamos Daily Post

Legislature

NM’s higher ed system under microscope – Albuquerque Journal

Bondsmen, legislators challenge bail policy – Santa Fe New Mexican

Lawsuit filed over pretrial detention rules – Albuquerque Journal

State representative gets restraining order on investigator – Albuquerque Journal

Policy Issues Confronting New Mexico Today – Capitol Report New Mexico

Upcoming Elections

After councilor announces departure, two announce run for city’s District 3 – Santa Fe New Mexican

Dominguez will not seek re-election in Santa Fe – Albuquerque Journal

Motion filed to block city on sick leave ballot – Albuquerque Journal

Beware summer spin from self-serving politicians – Santa Fe New Mexican

Lawmaker rebuts claims NM schools underfunded – Albuquerque Journal

Republican Watch

Ranchers compete for Zinke’s attention – Santa Fe New Mexican

Interior Secretary Zinke, N.M. senators horse around in Sabinoso Wilderness – Santa Fe New Mexican

Even without Congress, Trump can still cut Medicaid enrollment – New Mexico Political Report

Hot Topics 

Trump tweet stirs residents   – Eastern New Mexico News

Education officials want PARCC removed from evaluations, school grades   – Carlsbad Current Argus

Local early childhood ed group looks to expand aid  – Silver City Daily Press

County job fair scheduled for Monday  – KOB 4

Small New Mexico communities struggle to deliver water free of uranium and other toxins – Santa Fe New Mexican

Public Defender Commission holds closed hearing stemming from sexism complaint – Santa Fe New Mexican

Meth booms along with oil in West Texas – Santa Fe New Mexican

NMSU program benefits Acoma rancher – Las Cruces Sun-News

Project to house families of wounded vets hits snag – Albuquerque Journal

El Norte continues tradition of resistance – Santa Fe New Mexican

Balderas, 18 attorneys general seek military transgender protections – Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico leads the way in green building tax credits, says expert – Albuquerque Business First

FBI continues to investigate 2015 Las Cruces church explosions – Las Cruces Sun-News

Gas pipeline reroute in Río Grande Gorge begins Aug. 1 – Santa Fe New Mexican

Questa hires Luján staffer as village administrator  – Taos News

Town Council takes back tax hike  – Silver City Daily Press

Chevron water treatment plant almost done after months of delays  – Taos News

Groups want you to know the signs of human trafficking   – KOAT Action 7 News

Summer program helps young refugees in Albuquerque – Albuquerque Journal

Presbyterian Healthcare has new CFO – Albuquerque Journal

Back-to-basics group wants to shake up city politics – Santa Fe New Mexican

Silver City staff bemoans hospital EMS relationship  – Silver City Daily Press

National News

Trump threat: End health payments unless there’s an overhaul – Albuquerque Journal

Zinke denies threats in calls – Albuquerque Journal

GOP fears fallout after health care stumble – Santa Fe New Mexican

Judge blocks Arkansas from enforcing 4 abortion restrictions – Albuquerque Journal

Trump appears to encourage excessive force by police – Santa Fe New Mexican

Trump pushes out Priebus, names DHS’ Kelly WH chief of staff – Santa Fe New Mexican

GOP unsure what to do about Affordable Care Act – Santa Fe New Mexican

US ag secretary: Current farm visa program ‘unworkable’ – Albuquerque Journal

Opinions/Editorials/Articles to Share on Social Media

A border wall would be oppressive, even on our side – Gregory Smith

Review of mental health system needed – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Las Cruces Sun-News

Resist, but Dems also need solutions – State Rep. Bill McCamley, Las Cruces Sun-News

Ryan Zinke must respect locals on monument – Las Cruces Sun-News

NM monuments: Love them & leave them be – Albuquerque Journal

Resistance isn’t enough. Democrats need to offer real solutions. – State Rep. Bill McCamley

Editorial all wrong on voter-fraud issue – Bill Peifer, Albuquerque Journal

Let’s band together to protect the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument – Zen Khan

Republicans are racing down a partisan dead end. Will they turn around? – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

Shine light on partisan campaign funding – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Santa Fe New Mexican

Give the public access to public land – Garrett VeneKlasen, Santa Fe New Mexican

OMDP is one of our area’s great history books – Myles Miller and Larry Loendorf, Las Cruces Sun-News

Standing and riding together for national monuments – Mark Allison and Brent Bonwell, Santa Fe New Mexican

Russia can’t distract from health care – Santa Fe New Mexican

The U.S. should be a welcoming place – Santa Fe New Mexican

Ensuring voter privacy not voter suppression – NM Sec. of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Albuquerque Journal

County will refuse to turn over voter information – Dona Ana County Clerk Scott Krahling, Las Cruces Sun-News

Public Lands Spur Local Economies – KRWG

Education plan tastes good, but is less filling – State Sen. Mimi Stewart, Albuquerque Journal

National monuments key to Hispanic culture – Ralph Arellanes, Dennis Montoya and Paul ‘Pablo’ A. Martinez, Albuquerque Journal

Editorial ignores mental health facts – State Sen. Jerry Ortiz Y Pino, Albuquerque Journal

State election bosses defend democracy – Santa Fe New Mexican

Negative impacts of new healthcare bill – John Harris, Las Cruces Sun-News

NMVC: The Real Value Of Our Public Lands  – James Jimenez, Los Alamos Daily Post

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks is national treasure – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, Las Cruces Sun-News

Governor puts profits before people in need – State Rep. Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson, Santa Fe New Mexican

How the GOP Medicaid overhaul could become the next fiscal cliff  – Politico

Questions still plague ’13 mental health upheaval – Albuquerque Journal

Understanding Republican Cruelty – New York Times

National monument provides economic benefits to southern NM – Chris Lang

When resisting Trump, we all have to do better – State Rep. Bill McCamley, Las Cruces Sun-News

A ‘mean’ bill must be stopped – Santa Fe New Mexican

New health care bill could kill — literally – Wendy Johnson, Santa Fe New Mexican

New health care bill a death sentence for N.M. – Emily Kaltenbach, Santa Fe New Mexican

Medicaid rollback idea shortsighted – Emily Kaltenbach, Albuquerque Journal

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks monument was no abuse of Antiquities Act – James Hickerson

Tax cuts not creating job growth – Bill Jordan, Albuquerque Journal

We join mayors in support of monument – Las Cruces Sun-News

Feds created Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks monument at community’s request – former State Sen. Steve Fischmann

Gift of public lands holds untapped opportunity – Ernie Atencio, Albuquerque Journal

Trump, Pearce abuse power on monument – former State Sen. Steve Fischmann, Las Cruces Sun-News

Felicia Salazar

Communications Director

Democratic Party of New Mexico

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