Commenting on Gov. Martinez’s cuts to press offices

Kate Nash of the New Mexican had an article recently that quoted me on the Gov.’s efforts to pare back on Richardson’s bonanza of press officers. While I applaud the restoration of sanity to the Executive Branch in Santa Fe, it would have been hard for Martinez to outdo Richardson in terms of unnecessarily padding his offices or political patronage. Of course, Martinez is not where Johnson was in terms of reduced budgeting, but that may not be reasonable or realistic.

So, without knowing the specific workloads of the Gov.’s PIOs, we can summarize the situation by saying that Martinez is more fiscally-responsible than Richardson….but you knew that already.