In today's New Mexican, I look at the cruel irony of Gov. Richardson, who dreamed of being president and who almost made it to the Obama cabinet, being stuck here in Santa Fe having to wrangle with an increasingly contentious Legislature over an anemic budget. That story is HERE.
There's also a follow-up to the Moving America Forward Foundation story, some of which first appeared on this blog. While researching the story I stumbled across a 2004 article about MAFF on the Center For Public Integrity Web site. There, writer Agustín Armendariz raised questions about the foundation. It wasn't the secrecy of the contributors Armendariz is concerned about as much as the role of the foundation. "At issue is whether the activities of the foundation are philanthropic or partisan in nature, he wrote.
Anywho, the session starts at noon. Come on down!