512 Deb Haaland Celebration turns into Protest, No 90-Degree Temps Yet in ABQ, $4.1 Billion Budget Surplus for FY 2023 and more

Rio Grande Foundation Event on Wednesday, June 14th.

The effort to put several problematic policies on the ballot as a referendum has run into a significant roadblock due to our Secretary of State, a judicial ruling, but specifically a provision relating to “public peace, health or safety” of the state.

Deb Haaland encountered Navajo protestors on her recent trip to “celebrate” Chaco limits.

NM’s left wing land commissioner imposes arbitrary 1-mile barrier around schools. What will be the impact?

Paul recently visited Alamogordo/Silver City.

According to the National Weather Service, May 27 is the average date for Albuquerque’s first 90+ degree day. It is June 13 and the first 90-degree day is likely to (finally) come Thursday.  The yearly.  The Number of Days of 90 °F in Albuquerque by Year makes for interesting viewing.

New report: COVID created in Wuhan Lab through classified Chinese military bioweapons program. According to a new report from the London Times, “Investigators who scrutinized top-secret intercepted communications and scientific research believe Chinese scientists were running a covert project of dangerous experiments, which caused a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and started the Covid-19 outbreak.

The US investigators say one of the reasons there is no published information on the work is because it was done in collaboration with researchers from the Chinese military, which was funding it and which, they say, was pursuing bioweapons.

According to recent analysis New Mexico’s FY 2023 budget surplus was north of $4.1 billion.

New Mexico uses revenue windfall to boost current, future spending while other states including Nebraska are reducing taxes (more interesting data from LFC).