A Different Kind Of Border State

New Mexico has flown under the radar for years in the national immigration debate. Maybe it’s the state’s small population of about 2 million residents. It might also be the unique demographics – about 44% of New Mexicans identify as Hispanic or Latino. State and local leaders, especially in northern New Mexico, have adopted policiesContinue reading “A Different Kind Of Border State”

Are Political Battles Really Necessary?

It’s a dilemma.  Politicians need to distinguish themselves to get elected, but collaboration is necessary once they’re in office.  That’s if they want to get legislation passed, either in the New Mexico legislature or in Washington D.C. One New Mexico group is starting a new conversation about collaborative politics this summer. I spoke with HeatherContinue reading “Are Political Battles Really Necessary?”

“State of the State” Listener Commentary Series

Totally cool project we did this spring! Let people write their own state of the state address for New Mexico. There’s a lot of things that people are concerned about – the economy, state investment scandals and health care.  We put out a call for commentaries and got some amazing, thoughtful submissions.   Elaine (our MorningContinue reading ““State of the State” Listener Commentary Series”