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Senator Howie C. Morales: Costly superintendent buyouts can and should be eliminated

BY SEN. HOWIE C. MORALES AND  JESSICA S. MARTINEZ, VETERAN EDUCATOR WITH THE ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT A contract between public school boards and the superintendents is typically a term of three years nationwide. These contracts typically include a buyout provision should the district find it necessary to terminate the contract for reasons ranging from unsatisfactory performance

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Debra Haaland: Weekly Update

Dear Democrats, This past week was a hectic one. The DPNM staff and I attended the DNC meeting in Minneapolis, and we are excited to report that New Mexico is receiving a great amount of attention from our colleagues across the country. I met personally with DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and representatives of the

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NM House Democrats Initiate Process to Impeach Secretary of State

Today the Democratic Caucus of the New Mexico House of Representatives initiated the process to determine when and how to bring articles of impeachment against the Secretary of State Dianna Duran. House Democrats reached out to House Republicans as the first step in the impeachment process that can only begin in the House of Representatives.

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Democrats Appalled by SOS Allegations

Vow to hold GOP accountable for War on Good Government Statement from Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, Deb Haaland: “All of us at the DPNM were shocked and saddened by the news of the announcement of a multi-count criminal indictment against Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran. I applaud Attorney General Hector

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Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

In this week’s address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century. In

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BREAKING: AG Charges NM Secretary of State Duran With Converting Campaign Funds to Personal Use

From the Albuquerque Journal: The office of Attorney General Hector Balderas today filed a 64-count criminal complaint against Secretary of State Dianna Duran in state district court. The complaint alleges fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, tampering with public records and other crimes. It says Duran converted campaign contributions to her own use. According to the complaint,

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Senator Udall Welcomes Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Announcement of Oversight Hearing on Gold King Mine Disaster’s Impact on Indian Country

Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) welcomed an announcement by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), that the committee will hold an oversight hearing to examine the harmful impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gold King Mine spill on Indian Country. Udall and fellow committee member

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Press Senate Leadership to Begin Bipartisan Budget Negotiations

Senate Democrats urge Leader McConnell to avoid unnecessary budget crisis this fall U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have joined the full Senate Democratic Caucus to urge Senate Republican leadership to schedule bipartisan budget negotiations immediately to prevent another budget crisis when the current fiscal year ends this fall. The call was made in

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The Democratic Party of New Mexico Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

The Democratic Party of New Mexico is proud to join in the observance Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day commemorates August 26th,1920 when votes to women officially became part of the U.S. Constitution, with the certification of the19th Amendment. This day marks a turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of

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Representatives Luján and DeGette Call for Oversight Hearing on Gold King Mine Spill

Representatives Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico and Diana DeGette of Colorado have called for an oversight hearing on the Gold King Mine spill that released 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas and San Juan Rivers. Both members serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. DeGette is Ranking Member on the

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