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Gov. Susana Martinez is touting her success at getting the Union Pacific railroad to locate a new $400 million rail hub in southern New Mexico. The hub would be only some miles from the present location of the existing hub in El Paso. She says it will mean an economic boost of a half billion dollars to the southern part of the state and perhaps 300 to 600 permanent jobs. It wasn't the first time the legislature had passed such a bill only to find that the rail company backed out at the last minute. This time around, the bill was one of the few to gain bipartisan support from both Republicans and Democrats during the recent legislative session. Perhaps the vote was broad because it mean jobs.

But not everyone voted in favor. Democratic Sen. Dede Feldman was among a handful casting no votes. We asked her why.



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