Although New Mexico uses the federal website to enroll individuals in insurance plans, it is classified as having a state exchange because state officials perform all other duties, such as marketing, information outreach, compliance and research. The health exchange won’t have to start paying to use the federal website until 2017. Linda Wedeen, the exchange’s communication and outreach director, said state and federal officials are in negotiations now to set a price. She said the exchange is seeking an annual cost in the range of $3 million to $5 million. [Albuquerque Journal]The GOP governor in my home state of South Dakota is a killer.
New Mexico's GDP grew twice as fast as South Dakota's did in 2014.
From the Karma is a bitch file two New Mexico-based US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services employees died after they augured their plane into the ground while hunting coyotes.