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This [subscription] in the Albuquerque Journal:

Indicted state Treasurer Robert Vigil is making decisions on investment of taxpayer money from his home, directing the purchase of $365 million in bonds and other investments in a span of eight days, his deputy said Wednesday.

Vigil, who faces possible impeachment proceedings, said last week his investment officer was on leave but that his office had resumed making investment purchases.

Compared to this [subscription] from the Albuquerque Journal:

State legislators approved a $216 million rebate and income tax reduction plan Wednesday before adjourning a special session called to give New Mexicans relief from soaring energy prices.

The complete package of relief measures sent to Gov. Bill Richardson, including home-heating assistance and weatherization help for low-income families, totaled $254 million.

Nothing like tackling mole hills when there are mountain to be moved.