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Chris Mechels

Add to the list that New Mexico ranks last in news coverage, as the New Mexican and other rags have turned into "opinion" journalism while refusing to report on our many real problems. This piece is an example. Meanwhile SFPD has police officers with illegal "Certifications", such as David Bogan, and the New Mexican just can't be bothered to address that issue. Too bloody busy with their opinions. Disgusting.

Santa Fe

The root cause of NM's low rankings is poor infrastructure and low investment in education. The GRT is also a problem. There is no silver bullet, but a sustained investment in these two and a repeal of the GRT would improve things dramatically over 20 or 30 years. The problem is, we have mostly invested in quick fixes and normalization of low standards, rather than the difficult, sustained work necessary to grow. Nobody has the attention or patience to do what is necessary--just spaceports, marketing campaigns and movie subsidies.

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