jerry ortiz y pino


V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012

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Money Warps Legislative Races

Small state contests cost big bucks this year.
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012

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The Right is Lying About Obamacare

One of the most puzzling aspects of the election for Jerry Ortiz y Pino is the way Republican candidates and conservative super PACs are deliberately painting our Affordable Care Act as a boogeyman.
V.21 No.36 | 9/6/2012

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Guv Revises History in Tampa

Martinez, when she spoke of policy rather than autobiography, proved just as prone to ignore inconvenient facts at the Republican National Convention.
V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012

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The Guv’s Crusade of Destruction

Gov. Susana Martinez is not being held accountable for much of what has happened on her watch. Until reporters begin to dig into the consequences of her policy initiatives, the public will continue to hold her in high regard.
V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012

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Dreaming Gets Real

President Obama's decision to cease deporting young undocumented immigrants will keep thousands of families together. It is rightfully being celebrated in many households around the country. But it may have come too late to help the Dorado family.

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V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012

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Budgetary Chutzpah

Paul Ryan’s pitch has got some kind of nerve

Paul Ryan’s pitch has got some kind of nerve.
V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012

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Playing With Nuclear Fire

We have just passed the anniversary of the Fukushima cataclysm, but in its aftermath, the issues it raises about nuclear safety have only drawn minor attention from national press and the energy czars who set U.S. policy.
V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012

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Don’t Be Scared. Be Angry.

Watching the Republican presidential candidates’ mind-numbing televised forums all winter long, this question echoed through Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino’s mind: How do we get past conjured fear?

V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012

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The Great Teacher Debate

Guv to tie schools and pay to test scores

New Mexico lawmakers are considering a proposal from the Martinez administration to link teacher evaluations to student test scores. It will be a huge topic in the coming 30-day legislative session set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 17.
V.20 No.48 | 12/1/2011

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Send Me Your Weary

If a democracy can’t do anything more when confronted by serious problems than kick them down the road for someone else to solve at some nebulous “more cooperative future time,” does that actually qualify it as a legitimate form of government? Or has Congress simply become a debating society on a grand stage?
V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011

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Cities Should Gain Weight

There’s an ever-increasing percentage of New Mexicans who reside in cities, not farms or ranches, not even small towns. This ought to have pushed us away from rural dominance of the Legislature.
V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011

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Medicaid Needs Overhaul, Not Amputation

When the public was given its opportunity to comment at a Medicaid redesign hearing in Albuquerque, many responded with fear and anger. “Why are you messing with this program that my family depends on so desperately?” was the message from more than 200 people who attended.
V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
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Debating a Bogeyman

I got an inquiry from Paul Gessing of conservative nonprofit the Rio Grande Foundation. He wanted to know: Would I be willing to go head-to-head against global warming skeptic Pat Michaels about manmade climate change on KKOB? I was intrigued.
V.20 No.13 | 3/31/2011

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A Swing and a Miss

Just before the conclusion of the Legislature, I suggested to a television reporter that if Gov. Susana Martinez ever had an agenda for the session, it wasn’t apparent to me.

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V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011

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License to Rage

Gov. Susana Martinez is pumping up public outrage over the driver's license issue. It's like watching a prosecutor work a jury with an emotional closing argument.

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