We’re No. 49! New Mexico falters badly in survey of best-run states

By Rob Nikolewski on November 25, 2013

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
Another national study, another dismal finish for New Mexico.
This time, it’s from the financial news and commentary website 24/7 Wall St., which released its annual survey of the best and worst-run states in the country, and put New Mexico in 49th place.
“The state was among the worst 10 nationwide [...]

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New Mexico No. 6 in US oil production

By Rob Nikolewski on August 13, 2013

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE – New Mexico increased its production of oil reserves by nearly 24 percent by the end of 2011, making it the sixth most oil-rich state in the nation.
But New Mexico actually dropped one spot in the United States because Oklahoma increased production by a whopping 41.3 percent, [...]

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The number of people on disability in NM jumped 58.7% in nine years

By Rob Nikolewski on June 10, 2013

As Americans receiving work disability have grown to record numbers, the increase in the Land of Enchantment has far outpaced the national average.
A review of figures from the Social Security Administration by New Mexico Watchdog shows that between 2003 and 2011 (the most recent year available for states), 22,488 more people in New Mexico are [...]

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