February 24, 2016

Reports: Lobbyists spent about $237,000 during sessionLas Cruces Sun News

Lobbyists and their employers spent $236,828 on gifts, wining and dining for elected officials, their guests and staff during the 2016 legislative session. We'll know more about how entertained lawmakers were during the 30-day session when lobbyists and employers make their full reports on May 1. If Gov. Susana Martinez signs House Bill 105, lobbyists will have to file reports again in October. Right now lobbyists file full reports only in January and May. - - 2/24/16

 

Monumental? La Bajada Mesa could be next for national monument status -- Santa Fe Reporter

With only 11 months left to go in President Barack Obama’s presidency, a host of preservationists and at least a pair of Santa Fe County Commissioners are hoping La Bajada Mesa, with its beautiful vistas and vast open space, will become a national monument—joining other greats in the state like the Aztec Ruins outside of Aztec, the Cliff Dwellings near Silver City, and Bandelier, just outside Los Alamos.

Since the days of Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican president who created the Antiquities Act, the designation of national monuments have all but petrified the legacies of more than a few presidents. Not to be undone or considered any sort of exception, Obama has already signed off on more than a dozen, with three just last week in California’s desert area, and he’s closing in on Bill Clinton’s record-setting 19.

Since the days of Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican president who created the Antiquities Act, the designation of national monuments have all but petrified the legacies of more than a few presidents. Not to be undone or considered any sort of exception, Obama has already signed off on more than a dozen, with three just last week in California’s desert area, and he’s closing in on Bill Clinton’s record-setting 19. - See more at: http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-11594-monumental.html#sthash.Qyb3zQbY.dpuf
Since the days of Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican president who created the Antiquities Act, the designation of national monuments have all but petrified the legacies of more than a few presidents. Not to be undone or considered any sort of exception, Obama has already signed off on more than a dozen, with three just last week in California’s desert area, and he’s closing in on Bill Clinton’s record-setting 19. - See more at: http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-11594-monumental.html#sthash.UciudQCt.dpuf
Since the days of Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican president who created the Antiquities Act, the designation of national monuments have all but petrified the legacies of more than a few presidents. Not to be undone or considered any sort of exception, Obama has already signed off on more than a dozen, with three just last week in California’s desert area, and he’s closing in on Bill Clinton’s record-setting 19. - See more at: http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-11594-monumental.html#sthash.UciudQCt.dpuf

-- 2/17/2016