- All this rain apparently has its ups and downs. (The lede for the second story is a pretty big bait-and-switch, though...it sounds…
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- A much debated, much delayed project gets underway.
- The state health plan is off to…
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- Money woes for NM's national labs.
- The mental health audit debacle is…
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- UNM could potentially bring in $148M over the next 74 years after development of south campus area.
- Speaking of millions of dollars, do you have a copy of…
Added by Adelita on March 13, 2013 at 6:30am —
Last night at our regular University Heights Association board meeting I discovered that no one would be available to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the completion of the Lead/Coal project we've all been surviving. As a freelance writer with a… Continue
Added by JeSais on June 15, 2012 at 11:54am —
It's been said that the first thing sacrificed in a political campaign is the truth and the facts. I was reminded of this last Monday while attending NAIOP's mayoral forum at the Uptown Marriott.
While I sat next to Marty Chavez, he claimed to be "the only candidate in the race that's ever cut taxes." It's a statement that Mr. Chavez makes a habit of repeating. It's also not true.
As President Pro Tem of the New Mexico Senate, I supported a cut in the state's income tax… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 31, 2009 at 11:57am —
Our public schools are back in session this week, and I want to wish all of our parents, students and teachers great success.
Unfortunately, last week as our community prepared for the start of the school year, news on the education front was disheartening. Local news reports reminded us that the high school graduation rate in Albuquerque Public Schools continues to decline -- plummeting in 2008 to an entirely unacceptable 46.2 percent.
While drop-out rates got worse over… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 23, 2009 at 5:24pm —
The smoking gun showing Mayor Chavez's fiscal irresponsibility can be found in the unprecedented transfer of over $112 million in capital funds in order to pay city salaries and basic services as mayor.
Check out both Richard Romero's guest editorial in the Albuquerque Journal
, which highlights this abuse and the table below, the data for which, came from the… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 20, 2009 at 12:19pm —
On August 13th, KOAT, Channel 7 news
, identified another long term no bid contract executed by the Chavez Administration--Mountain West Golfscapes, Inc. was overpaid $9.2 million!
Readers, if you know of others please email our campaign at email@example.com
. Remember, this is the Mayor who said l… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 20, 2009 at 12:00pm —
“You don’t get long-term no-bid contracts in my administration,” Marty Chavez said late last week while appearing on KNME’s “In Focus.”
That quote also recently appeared in an article by Tripp Jennings for the New Mexico Independent.
The quote was in response to Bode Aviation's Federal lawsuit against Martin Chavez. You can read The New Mexico Independent article by Trip Jennings and listen to Marty saying these words by… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 6, 2009 at 4:01pm —
Last Wednesday I was honored when Ernest "Red" Dow, a leader of the Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 794, invited me to meet with laid-off workers during a shift change at General Electric.
Among the crowd were two of my former students that I hadn't seen in decades. It was, to say the least, a bittersweet reunion.
Not only will we lose 400 well-paying jobs in the near future, but now we risk losing hundreds of skilled workers to other cities and… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 3, 2009 at 8:30am —
The New Mexico Independent reported
on July 24th that John H. Bode of Bode Aero Services filed a federal lawsuit against Marty Chavez. Bode's lawsuit asserts that the Mayor is retaliating against his company for refusing to provide him free air travel services.
As the city's former economic development director (and appointee of the mayor), Fred… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 2, 2009 at 11:10pm —
At the Economic Forum that took place on July 22, I realized more than ever the challenge we face in planning for a sustainable future.
I sat next to Marty Chavez and listened to his claim that, thanks to the San Juan-Chama diversion project, “we have secured our water future.”
This is great political spin, but it belies reality and good sense. Two interesting articles published by the Albuquerque Journal writer John Fleck: "… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 2, 2009 at 11:05pm —
In a Channel 4 News report "Candidates Spar Over Term Limits
," Richard again reaffirmed his belief that entrenched encumbancy leads to entrenched corruption. As a reminder, Richard put term limits on his own leadership position while serving in the NM State Senate and as Mayor he has vowed to work with Albuquerque's delegation at the Legislature to put forth a constitutional amendment so voters can put the… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on July 29, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Following today’s sentencing of Marc Schiff, Richard called the news “a good day for justice, but a sad reminder of the corruption that happens too often in our city and state.”
Schiff, the architect for the scandal-ridden Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court project, admitted guilt to charges of mail fraud and conspiracy after he wrote false invoices that were used to pay kickbacks to public officials. Schiff was sentenced to 12 months plus a day in prison, and ordered to repay,… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on July 8, 2009 at 4:23pm —
The recent string of tragic events in our community serve as a sobering reminder of the public safety problems that our city has been plagued with for many years. Its unfortunate that in a city the size of Albuquerque, the current mayor deems it necessary to be accompanied by an armed, three man security detail during his daily and after hours activities.
Richard Romero has a definite… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on July 2, 2009 at 8:30am —
You, too, can become a 'friend' of Albuquerque's Mayor Martin Chavez at his Facebook page where he writes:"I have the best job in the world, I get to live and work in the best city in the nation; Albuquerque, NM."
Mayor Martin Chavez on Facebook.
Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 11, 2009 at 10:24am —