A National rating group says 25% of New Mexico's highways are in bad shape and costing citizens almost $2 billion a year in vehicle damage and lost time. The solution to this would be a simple 12 cent gasoline tax during a time of plummeting gasoline prices. And don't forget a lot of this tax would be paid by tourists and interstate commerce. But don't hold your breath while the current ideologues hang out in Santa Fe. The lack of leadership is appalling.
The peculiar saga of Mayor Berry's developed trail plan for the Rio Grande Bosque continues. He and his administration are still ignoring public outcry on his quest to unnecessarily screw up that special place. It is a tribute to stubbornness on something that doesn't deserve the angst. I just don't get it. Opposition is overwhelming to this plan, and yet he keeps on pushing it.