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Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 9:00 pm | Updated: 12:17 am, Wed Jul 3, 2013.

A national business publication has ranked Gov. Susana Martinez among the last among governors in terms of job creation.

The Business Journals — the online media division of American City Business Journals, which consists of 40 weekly print papers around the country specializing in business news — published what it calls an On Numbers report last week.

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17 comments:

  • John McAndrew posted at 8:08 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    John McAndrew Posts: 11

    Women don't belong in politics? Dude, what century are you from??

     
  • John McAndrew posted at 8:07 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    John McAndrew Posts: 11

    There are probably a lot of specific bad decisions that can be laid at the Governor's feet. But paying anyone $16/hour – which is barely a living wage in Santa Fe, if the employee is working full time – seems like pointing out the small fry when there are big fish flapping around. To my mind the real scandal is that someone can work anywhere in this state for years and, after all that, STIL be making only $10-12/hour. How do we expect such employees to feed themselves, much less buy gas, feed and clothe kids, and save for college and retirement? It's scandalous.

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 1:02 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 335

    Your real name, sir?

     
  • Richard Farrelly posted at 5:45 pm on Mon, Jul 8, 2013.

    anubis1979 Posts: 4

    I hate to say this, but there is no one else to blame but the people who voted for her.

     
  • Alfred Padilla posted at 7:30 pm on Fri, Jul 5, 2013.

    Xenoace32 Posts: 274

    They sure as heck do not belong in politics sir!

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 5:41 pm on Fri, Jul 5, 2013.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 335

    I seem to remember reading in this very paper that Governor Martinez has created one job and one job only. It is a temporary job and is the one currently held by her personal political advisor. That is the extent of her job creation for our State. It is discouraging, but more than that, it is a shame for she has thousands of job openings available and by allowing her State Agencies to fill them, many New Mexicans could work here, support their families here, spend their money here, get off the so-called “entitlement” programs (they’ve already paid for) and stop calling the moving companies to get them out of the Land of Disenchantment.

    As it stands, New Mexico has more people leaving than coming here to live. We really have nothing to offer businesses to entice them here: no highly educated workforce and no motivated teens-- number 49 or 50 in education, no great transportation system or infrastructure; insular New Mexicans who do not welcome “outsiders” or their new ideas. We do have beautiful vistas and art, but you can’t eat ‘em.

    Common sense would dictate that the Governor put her staff – the State of New Mexico employees – back to work. All of them. Pay them a decent wage, not the bottom tier. Fill those vacancies, make people who visit our state go home with memories of good, cheerful service rather than hungry, tired, surly people. Let our visitors and prospective business investors see happy people, ready to work, well clothed, well fed and their children well cared for.

    Governor Martinez has the ability to make this happen with one phone call to the State Personnel Office. One job on her personal staff is not enough. We need more.

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 11:00 am on Fri, Jul 5, 2013.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 335

    Gov. Martinez has the highest paid personal housekeeper in State Government. The Sunshine Portal shows that the Governor's Residence Housekeeper makes over $16 an hour and she just started working for the taxpayers in March.The position of housekeeper or maintenance workers, also employed by GSD, pays about $10 to $12 hourly, after several years service.

    Mental Health Social Workers, Police Officers, Librarians, Management Analysts, Pilots--these are the state employees who make $16 an hour and they all require specialized training.

    Perhaps the "Governors Residence Housekeeper" has received special training on the $2,000 coffee maker?

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:44 am on Fri, Jul 5, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1182

    So women belong in the kitchen, to only be let out on election day, as long as they vote Democrat? Is that what you're trying to say?

     
  • El Cie Vigil posted at 9:21 pm on Thu, Jul 4, 2013.

    El Cie Vigil Posts: 5

    The R's and the tea party espouse smaller government, complain that the federal government is way too big, state government also too big, but then blame smaller federal government for a failing economy and poor job growth. There is so much resentment in that statement that I can't tell if this is a complaint or an attempt to identify the problem. Perhaps the truth hurts. Every economy is different. New Mexico doesn't have a very diverse economy and is blessed to have natural resources, the defense and film industries, etc, but needs to continue developing other industries as well. Economies are complicated and every source of funds and job creation should be used to its maximal advantage, including federal spending, which should be viewed as a huge benefit/gift as opposed to the worst thing that every happened to the state. I read in this publication that Martinez has refused to fill several thousand state jobs. Sorry, but if you have opportunities to create jobs, but blithely, smugly refuse, I believe that makes you a job destroyer.

     
  • Robert Schwartz posted at 7:40 pm on Wed, Jul 3, 2013.

    bloodbankbob Posts: 2

    [smile]

     
  • Robert Schwartz posted at 7:38 pm on Wed, Jul 3, 2013.

    bloodbankbob Posts: 2

    Ideas are "sold" in order to get them implemented. True leaders make the arguments to their constituents so that they in turn let their representatives know they want to be able to be successful by seeing education as a means to their future. True leaders inspire; they don't make excuses. Gov. Susana Martinez is making one excuse after another. Businesses do not want to locate here because of the poor educational opportunities. Colorado is ranked high for business. There is no good reason partnerships cannot be forged between the state, schools and business to grow New Mexico. The only reason for the failure to thrive is lack of conviction in the potential of the people of New Mexico.

     
  • Peter Romero posted at 11:50 am on Wed, Jul 3, 2013.

    roromero Posts: 12

    I wish the democratic party as a whole could also take some of the blame, since they have controlled the state legislature for ever!

     
  • Evan Byers posted at 11:03 am on Wed, Jul 3, 2013.

    ebyers10 Posts: 5

    Wait - so, the Republican party WANTS federal spending cuts like crazy and smaller government (which means a reduction in the number of federal employees), yet this is what she's blaming as the cause of the state's woes?

    Come again, Governor?

     
  • Jay David posted at 10:00 am on Wed, Jul 3, 2013.

    Jay David Posts: 4

    That's kind of hard to believe given that Wyoming in is the midst of an energy boom. But since the Republican model for governmance in New Mexico has always been for the governor to literally do a little as possible, Martinez's low rank isn't surprising. Governing does actually require doing something other than trying to set the record for most vetos.

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 9:44 am on Wed, Jul 3, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1182

    I'm just not sure how the Governor is to blame for a recurring 4% monthly decline in federal jobs here in New Mexico.

     
  • marryann montoya posted at 8:24 am on Wed, Jul 3, 2013.

    maryannmontoya Posts: 29

    "Gov. Martinez took office during a period of financial turmoil,” her spokesman, Enrique Knell, said in a statement."

    Same goes for President Obama. yet our Gov. and Enrique are quick to critize to the fullest how our President hasn't been able to get the job growth going quicker.

    Our Governor must not be our Governor for another term. She has already done so much damange to our State. She is ruinning us!!!!

     
  • Alfred Padilla posted at 7:47 am on Wed, Jul 3, 2013.

    Xenoace32 Posts: 274

    And we need a story to spell out how bad of a job she is doing? Quick to take credit but just as quick to place blame. Only a true leader takes the good with the bad, she is no leader but a puppet leader. [ohmy]

     
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