Entries Tagged as 'Susana Martinez'

Journal Bites Medicaid Expansion Bullet

October 3rd, 2012 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Taking its own advice – “It is time for New Mexico to bite the Medicaid expansion bullet” – the Albuquerque Journal has editorialized in favor of expanding Medicaid in the state (“N.M. Should Embrace Medicaid Expansion,” Sept. 30).  Filling a slot normally taken by two editorials, the single missive is heavy on […]

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The Florida Education Panacea

February 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier It’s good to see that the Sunday Journal (Feb. 13) put on its front page the criticism New Mexico educators had for a plan that would pay $152,000 to eight out-of-state consultants  — most of whom are policy wonks or communicators with no classroom experience — for advice on how to improve […]

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A Look at Those Troubling Incentives

February 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Journal business reporter Winthrop Quigley not only delivered an in-depth look at the state’s film industry incentives Sunday (as mentioned at the end of a previous ABQJournalWatch.com post), he followed it Tuesday (Feb. 1) with an intelligent column taking critical look at the various other tax breaks New Mexico offers, and whether […]

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A Curmudgeon’s Prediction: Newspapers Coming Back

January 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier For years, I’ve enjoyed Dale Dauten’s “Corporate Curmudgeon,” a King Features Syndicate column run by the Albuquerque Journal’s Business Outlook. Monday’s (Jan. 10) installment — which, according to the column, is Dauten’s second-to-last after more than 20 years — included a string of paragraphs summarizing some of what Dauten says he’s learned […]

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The Devastating Loss of the New Mexico Independent

November 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier For New Mexico Independent reporter Trip Jennings, it had been a “roller coaster day”: “I learned this morning I’d won two awards,” he Tweeted. “A few hours later I learned I’d been laid off due to lack of money.” Earlier, NMI Editor Gwyneth Doland had sent out this message of her own: […]

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New Mexico Can't Afford Non-Substantive Coverage of Gov.-Elect

November 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann As local news outlets all around us contract or close (Read: “Goodbye, NMI,”) and substantive reporting on state government becomes ever more precious, New Mexicans who want to stay informed have fewer and fewer news sources upon which to rely. And for many New Mexicans who are deeply concerned about incoming Governor […]

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Better Late Than Never – Quigley's Column Poses Tough Economic Questions for Gov.-Elect

November 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann More than a few fans of good journalism and open government wished local journalists had worked a little bit harder to reveal the tightly-wrapped gubernatorial candidate that was Susana Martinez –  specifically, to get more answers from her about how she actually intended to lead the state out of its current budget […]

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The Push for the Nation’s First Hispanic Female Governor

November 5th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier As an amateur historian, I’m glad New Mexico has the distinction of having elected the nation’s first Spanish-surnamed female governor. And that’s how I would look on it – as something New Mexico can be proud of – if I were a historian of the future who knew nothing about the rest […]

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What’s Not in a Story Can Be Relevant, Too

August 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Some readers of ABQJournalWatch.com might have seen this, but in case you didn’t, political reporter Heath Haussamen is pointing out on NMPolitics.net that the Albuquerque Journal quoted a semi-public official without making note of the source’s personal connection to the topic at hand. The story in question was about “out-of-cycle” salary increases gubernatorial […]

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The Immigration Law Popularity Contest

July 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In its sole editorial for the day, the Albuquerque Sunday Journal made some good points about the need for immigration reform at the federal level. But the piece, entitled “Thank Arizona for Immigration Debate,” strained credibility (and no doubt, lost some readers) with the snide attitude of its opening sentence, which said: […]

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