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A hearty thanks to Gov.-Elect Susana Martinez for assuring that my job will remain easy and fun.
For 16 years, with Gary Johnson and Bill Richardson as governors, this job has been a joy.
I woke up every morning knowing they would give me something to write about that day.
Former Gov. Bruce King’s motto was “Let’s keep it between the fence posts.” Not much to write about there.
Martinez is not easing into her office, she is diving head first. With the current economic and political situations, she doesn’t have much choice. But she’s not being timid about it.
So let’s look at some of the big items that are confronting her already.
We’re at the point where band-aids and across-the-board cuts are worn out. Tough decisions now have to be made on what is too important to cut any more and what may have to be completely eliminated.
The Rail Runner commuter train isn’t popular with much of the state. The reality that it is almost exclusively for state employees to get to work is underlined this week by the decision to not run on Thanksgiving or the day after, Thanksgiving’s fine. But the day after is the biggest shopping day of the year.
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