My hat is off to Mayor Richard Berry for his supporting the continuance of the Albuquerque Downtown Business Improvement District. There is an effort underway by some wealthy building owners to kill the District. This would be a long term mistake and the Mayor knows it. Berry has just done more for the downtown revitalization than Marty Chavez did in eight years.
As expected there is murmuring of a coalition forming in the legislature which would require three democrats to switch sides and push power in the House of Representatives to the republicans. Anyone who does it should not run as a democrat again if they feel this way. Don't hide from what you are. You could still stay loyal and be a conservative democrat.
In the US House I am still waiting for specifics on what exactly the GOP will cut in the budget. And I do mean specific. If they don't touch defense, social security and medicare they have taken 85% of the budget off the table. Oh, and there are the bush tax cuts. Will we continue this deficit growing madness?