In the old days, a friend reminisced long ago, we had to move after every election.
State office buildings were rented, she explained. After the election the new governor could reward political supporters with leases.
Mediocre facilities, scattered all over the place, imperfectly matched to the needs of their occupants or the public. Short leases.
With all the talk of reorganization and consolidation, don’t we wish those good old days were back again. Many of New Mexico’s state institutions are now, literally, set in concrete.