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Poll shows Clinton leading Trump by 10 in NM

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A recently released poll shows Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by double digits in New Mexico, up from a five percent lead last month in a survey from that same survey.

Both results comes from ZiaPoll, a pollster based in New Mexico. ZiaPoll provided NM Political Report with the full results of a poll conducted on the...

Martinez signs two budget bills from special session

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SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez signed two budget bills that the Legislature passed during the recent, contentious special session.

One of those bills will move money from various funds to the general fund to pay for the budget deficit for both the fiscal year that ended in June and the current fiscal year. The bulk of that money comes from the tobacco settlement permanent fund.

Martinez signed the bill without any line-item vetoes.

The other bill deals with tax credits. Among other things, the bill closes a loophole on the high-wage tax credit and restricts the health care practitioners deduction to only health care practitioners and not hospitals. The intention of the deduction...

State GOP (and a handful of Sanders supporters) call on state Democratic Party chair to resign

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The Republican Party of New Mexico says the chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico should step down because of her actions at the Democratic pre-primary convention earlier this year.

The state Republicans say that the cancellation of a non-binding presidential preference poll at the pre-primary convention in March shows the state party had bias toward Hillary Clinton.

The party previously criticized Haaland for supporting Clinton after she defeated Bernie Sanders in the New Mexico Democratic primary, saying it was against Democratic party rules.

“Much like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC, Haaland’s and the DPNM establishment’s bias toward Clinton was clear throughout...

Poll: Double-digit lead for Clinton in N.M.

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A poll for KOB-TV by SurveyUSA shows a double-digit lead for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in New Mexico.

The poll also showed a new low for Gov. Susana Martinez when it comes to approval ratings and a wide lead by the Democratic candidate for Secretary of State.

The poll shows the Democratic presidential nominee leads the Republican nominee 46 percent to 33 percent. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, has the support of 14 percent while Green Party nominee Jill Stein has the support of 2 percent.

In a Research and Polling, Inc. poll commissioned by the Albuquerque Journal that was released earlier this week, Clinton lead 35 percent to 31...

President Begaye’s line-item vetoes determined to be invalid

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Oct. 3, Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates informed President Russell Begaye that the resolution passed by the Navajo Nation Council approving the fiscal year 2017 budget for the Nation would be in place, despite Begaye’s overreaching of the line-item authority.

Begaye denied funding for Navajo elders, the Nation’s 110 chapters, grazing officials, and many other employees and programs for the Navajo Nation.

Begaye used the presidential line item authority on Sept. 27 to deny funding for the crucial programs that provide services to senior citizens, the 110 chapters, grazing officials, veterans, Judicial Branch, and Legislative branch despite the fact that...

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