Stuff you need to know, 10.18.23

“Legislators Raking In Cash For ’24 Election; Six Senators And Eight House Members Already Have Over Six Figures In Cash On Hand”
New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan
October 16, 2023

Political pundit Monahan digs into the latest campaign reports and comes up with the intelligence that the Republican senator Crystal Diamond Brantley, whose Senate District 35 includes Sierra County, boasts the largest campaign war chest of any New Mexico senator. Brantley has amassed $216,000 in cash.

Click on the above link to access this free blog, then scroll down to the entry for October 16 and look for the subhead “Senate Action” to read this post on campaign donations and the politics behind them.

“Feds object to judge’s nod to settle Rio Grande SCOTUS case”
by Danielle Prokop, Source NM
October 18, 2023

Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar and other U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have officially laid out in a legal brief three arguments to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a compromise deal approved by a federal judge to end a longstanding lawsuit over the division of Rio Grande water between Texas and New Mexico. Additional responses and replies from the party will be collected into 2024, and there’s no expectation of scheduling a hearing with the Supreme Court until then.

Click on the above link to read this free-access report.


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Diana Tittle
Diana Tittle

Diana Tittle, a member of the board of Sierra County Public-Interest Journalism Project, was the editor of the Sierra County Sun, the Citizen's precursor. A former resident of Truth or Consequences who now lives part-time in northern New Mexico, she spent her 42-year professional career in Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer and editor, book author and publisher and publishing consultant. She is the recipient of a Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature.

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