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Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 10:00 pm | Updated: 10:15 pm, Tue Apr 9, 2013.

Gov. Susana Martinez is exactly right to say that the state should make it less complicated for military families and veterans to get to work immediately when they move to New Mexico.

That’s why the state Legislature was correct in passing a law to expedite the occupational license process for nurses, teachers, counselors, barbers and other jobs that require licensing. Now, people don’t have to start the licensing process from scratch just because they have moved to New Mexico. Without delays, it should be easier for veterans and family members to get right to work.

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  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 2:57 pm on Wed, Apr 10, 2013.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 605

    Mr. Carbajal,

    All soldiers bleed red; male, female, gay, straight and of every race. Their spouses love them, miss them, need them and sacrifice on our behalf while they are away. Why should it matter if their spouse is of the same sex or of the opposite sex?

    I w

    Governor Martinez is not Solomon nor Moses.

  • Francisco Carbajal posted at 9:01 am on Wed, Apr 10, 2013.

    FranciscoCarbajal Posts: 305

    Definitely, I do not agree with this editorial and the bashing of the Governors' decision not to support this bill. If the New Mexican would of done thier homework during the legislature session (by attending the committee's hearings, etc.), then, I would of support the "bipartisan cooperation" argument. Senator J. Candelaria and Rep. Egolf sneeky tactics to introduce the "same-sex" language at the last minute of the session is deplorable. If any one knows better about how these politicians conduct thier "close-doors" deals from underneath the table, it is shocking. Sen. Bill Burt should know better than to support these type of bills relating to "same-sex" marriage or "domestic partners" issues that are beyond his expertise on the subject matter. Governor Martinez did the right thing to veto this bill because it had nothing to do with helping a veteran or spouse who were qualified with a professional license from out-of-state to practice in our state. If the original bill was left alone without Candelaria sticking his nose into changing the language to best-fit his "same-sex" agenda, this bill would of definitely assisted many of our veterans and thier spouses to come to New Mexico and practice thier field of expertise. But the Governor caught his sneaky tactic and put a stop to it! Kudos to Governor Martinez! BTW, Jennifer_Bizzarro, apparently, Governor Martinez knew the answers to this question and this is why she took a positive action to veto the bill altogether......

  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 8:16 am on Wed, Apr 10, 2013.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 605

    Well put!

    How can the governor choose between one soldier or another?
    Between one grieving spouse or another?
    Who has paid their dues and who has not?

    She obviously thinks she knows the answers to these questions.


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