405 Polling on GOP Gov. Race, NM Budget Strong, Unemployment Remains Elevated, Energy

Full early voting is underway at convenience centers. Thoughts on the ABQ Journal polling and where things stand in the Gov.’s race.

New Mexico’s unemployment rate remains the nation’s highest in April. Nonetheless, New Mexico’s budget continues to boom due to a combination of oil/gas and inflation. 

The unintended consequences of abandoning natural gas include starvation. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland was called on the carpet by Sen. Manchin over energy leases during a recent hearing. With energy prices continuing to skyrocket, it is worth reviewing the track record of New Mexico’s anti-energy Democrat politicians. RGF had an opinion piece on the Lujan Grisham Administration’s Clean Car rule hits papers across the state including the Las Cruces Sun News.

The New York Times covers a new Harvard study decrying COVID school closures. Said one Harvard researcher: “This will probably be the largest increase in educational inequity in a generation.”