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Old 01-22-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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She is an example of people being able to vote with their brains and not just based on party line. She is smart, attractive, personable, a good speaker, has ideas that appeal to both sides and she is Hispanic, which, certainly helped. A lot of Republicans were elected on the state level this past election.
Actually, "this past election" was Nov. 2012, and Democrats gained two seats in the State House, and Republicans lost one. The current composition of the State House of Representatives is 38 Dems, 32 Repubs. The State Senate has 25 Dems, 17 Repubs.
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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Ouch.

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Old 12-28-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Marian Camacho
December 27, 2018 06:53 AM


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Governor Susana Martinez says that 99-percent of New Mexico’s public schools now have access to high-demand internet. That’s 255,000 more students than in 2015.

According to the state’s department of education, a multiagency partnership leveraged more than $32 million in federal funding to create the infrastructure around the state to support the system.

It’s all a part of the Governor’s Broadband for Education initiative that began in 2015.

At that time, more than 75-percent of schools were identified as not having access to the internet at speeds higher than 100 kilobits per second per student, which is the minimum speed recommended by the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC.

“Every child can learn, no matter who they are or where they live,” Governor Martinez said of the initiative. “In today’s world, internet access across our state is a big part of keeping that promise of an equal opportunity to learn—you need access to reliable, high-speed internet for priceless learning opportunities today and in the future.”

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Old 12-29-2018, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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At that time, more than 75-percent of schools were identified as not having access to the internet at speeds higher than 100 kilobits per second per student, which is the minimum speed recommended by the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC.
Reminds me of a joke, paraphrased a bit.

I saw little Johnny walking down the street with a new iPhone X. Now I know little Johnny's family is dirt poor, so I asked him, where did he get the money for such an expensive phone?

"You know that software the school installs to keep you from watching porn on the internet?"

"Yeah."

"Well, I charge kids $20 a pop to disable it."
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:46 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Susana Martinez is an American politician and attorney who served as the 31st governor of New Mexico from January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2019. A member of the Republican Party, Martinez chaired the Republican Governors Association (RGA) from 2015 to 2016. She is the first female Governor of New Mexico and first Hispanic female state chief executive in the United States.

Michelle Lynn Lujan Grisham an American lawyer and politician assumed office January 1, 2019 as the 32nd governor of New Mexico. She became the first Democratic woman elected as governor of New Mexico.
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Old Yesterday, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States:

The first acting governor to be entrusted with substantial duties while in office was Soledad Chávez de Chacón, who held the powers and duties of Governor of New Mexico for 2 weeks in 1924 while Governor James F. Hinkle attended the Democratic Convention in New York. Lieutenant Governor Jose A. Baca had died unexpectedly in May, so Chacón, the Secretary of State, filled the position. Chacón said she believed that her 1924 elevation was the first time in the U.S. that a woman had been called on to assume the responsibilities of governor.
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Old Yesterday, 09:57 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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The above is titled: List of female governors in the United States
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Old Yesterday, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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Adiós, Susana. It has been a long and dismal eight years. Her approval rating dropped to 35% in her last year according to an Albuquerque Journal poll:

https://www.abqjournal.com/1224500/j...5-percent.html

Some of Martinez’s unpopularity could also be due to a state economy that for several years lagged behind many other Western states in terms of job creation and unemployment rates until showing recent signs of growth, Sanderoff said.

“I think a lot of New Mexicans became frustrated by the state’s economic stagnation, especially while our neighbors were thriving,” he said.

As governor, Martinez pushed successfully for tax cuts and increased funding for economic development programs in an attempt to improve New Mexico’s business climate, but she was unable to win approval of other initiatives, such as reinstating the death penalty in New Mexico.

The Martinez administration has also faced criticism for high vacancy and employee turnover rates in many state agencies, including the Children, Youth and Families Department.

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Old Today, 10:34 AM
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Location: On the Border
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and she sadly broke the mental health system in NM like a bull in a china shop.
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