I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Subcommittee named to investigate Block allegations
Block has faced a series of allegations beginning with apparent misuse of a state-issued gas card. Records show he spent $5,000 in six weeks on the state-issued card before it was canceled, often with multiple fill-ups within minutes of each other and sometimes for vehicles that were not his own. He also drove his state-issued vehicle on a suspended license for 11 months before voluntarily giving up his driving privileges. He also faces criminal charges related to his 2008 publicly financed campaign.
He has admitted to an addiction to oxycodone, more commonly known by its brand name, OxyContin. He has refused to resign despite calls from the PRC, Gov. Martinez, and state Democrats to do so.
No public official has ever been successfully impeached, but the legislature began a similar process against former State Treasurer Robert Virgil, who ended up resigning.