ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – This is primary election day in New Mexico. Voters got to the polls to determine who will be on the ballot in the November general election. The race to watch is among five Democrats vying to see who will take on Republican Gov. Susana Martinez in the general election.
A wild night at City Hall where protesters converged, prompting the cancellation of last night’s City Council meeting. It’ll be a least next Monday before residents will know if sales tax will increase in Albuquerque.
About 20 protesters first went to the mayor’s office, demanding to see him to express their outrage over the way he’s handled the APD crisis. The mayor was out of town but some protesters went ahead and read their letters for him. A dozen protesters were arrested for misdemeanor trespass, and a UNM professor was charged with felony battery on a peace officer.
On Tuesday, we expect to learn whether Tesla Motor Company will build its huge battery factor in New Mexico.
A group of high school seniors in Albuquerque opted to write essays criticizing New Mexico’s Public Education Department about how it’s grading teachers. As part of their course exams the students were supposed to write essays, however they instead wrote the letters critical of the PED. One problem with the plan is that APS grades the essays, not the State.