The Minimum Wage: Hard Work Deserves Fair Pay (VIDEO)

(January 21, 2013) So says Sarah Kennedy in this video. Word is that the New Mexico Legislature will consider a measure to hike the state’s minimum wage. Not only is that good news for working families, it will give a much-needed boost to our state’s lagging economy.

You tell ’em, Sarah!

You can follow the minimum wage fight at the new MinimumWageNM facebook page.

Our Resident Smart Aleck Talks about ALEC (VIDEO)

Sarah Kennedy has a feast with all the products made by corporations that dropped their sponsorships of ALEC last week.

Just in case you missed the national furor about the American Legislative Exchange Council over the last week, here are a few links to bring you up to speed:

The Nation: How ALEC Took Florida’s ‘License to Kill’ Law National

NY Times: Embarrassed by Bad Laws

McClatchy: Study: ALEC has ‘secretive influence’ in Missouri statehouse

Common Cause: ALEC Exposed, for 24 Hours

(Special Bonus) Here’s an oldie, but goodie from ClearlyNM about one of ALEC’s interventions in New Mexico:

Kochtopus Bill Has Its Tentacles In The New Mexico Legislature

And speaking of the Koch brothers, this just in from Center for Media and Demoracy: ALEC Gets Support From Koch-Funded Americans for Prosperity

Sarah’s Week: Bank Transfer Day in NM, Student Debt Crisis and more! (VIDEO)

Sarah Kennedy had quite a week all right. She catches us up on how Bank Transfer Day went down in New Mexico (It was a winner!) and does a bit on the crushing impact of student loan debt (Help is on the way!).

But most importantly, she answers the burning question, “What’s behind Sarah Kennedy anyway?”