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Will Johnson be on the presidential debate stage? (Listen)
(2012-05-07)
Gary Johnson
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Former Gov. Gary Johnson has been nominated as the Libertarian Party presidential candidate, but it remains to be seen whether he will be on stage when the presidential debates are televised this fall. Johnson was nominated by his party by a wide margin over the weekend. He told Capitol Report New Mexico he has already had a chance to govern as a Libertarian.


Santa Fe-based Think New Mexico says the state's insurance division isn't applying the rules for homeowner title insurance that the legislature required some three years ago. The nonprofit think tank is asking the state insurance commissioner to change its rules to match state law. The law provides for greater discounts on title insurance than the insurance division now requires. The think tank says an average homeowner could save hundreds of dollars on title insurance costs if the rules are put in place.


The provost of the University of New Mexico tells the Albuquerque Journal that the school is in danger of losing top faculty members because of low salaries. The current salary plan ranks UNM midway on a list of nearly 500 four-year schools. Full professors make about $103,000 on average. That's about $13,000 less than at the University of Arizona and $17,000 less than Texas A&M. The provost says it would take an extra $8 million in the UNM budget to bring it in line with its peers.

The first of six candidates to apply for president of Santa Fe Community College will appear this afternoon at a public forum at the college. Richard Duran is now president of Oxnard College in California. The other candidates will be scheduled to appear separately on different days. Today's forum begins at 2 p.m. in the college's Jemez rooms. The college is working to find a replacement for Pres. Sheila Ortego who will retire this summer. She's been at the community college since it began in 1983.

Weather: Warm, sunny days are over, at least for a while. A cold front is bringing a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms today and tonight. Highs will be in the mid-60s, 10 to 15 degrees cooler than it's been.

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