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Gov. Susana Martinez entered a room packed with Navajo leaders from New Mexico, her first such meeting.
As each person spoke about needs, the governor took notes. She listened, she was gracious, and her visitors left feeling they were heard.
I give the new governor an A for finessing the meeting alone, with no underling to take notes. Imagine her male predecessors doing that!
Martinez has gotten through her first 100 days with a few wins, a few losses and a few questionable decisions.
Her report card would include most of the letters, plus “needs improvement.”
Let’s begin with the A’s. While Martinez wasn’t a commanding presence during her first legislative session, her message certainly was.
No New Taxes resonated through the session, and even though it meant brutal decision making, the mandate stuck. Good thing. As employers struggle to emerge from the recession, a heavier tax burden would only delay our recovery.
It’s also fine that she didn’t hand legislators a long to-do list, as Gov. Bill Richardson always did.
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