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You’ve Got to Die First

I know the legislature has their hands full dealing with the ever-growing budget gap. But, I also know there are going to be lots of other bills introduced. So, let me suggest that we get out of this nasty habit of naming public buildings and property after the living.

The State Transportation Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to name the Interstate 40/Coors interchange in Albuquerque after Gov. Bill Richardson, citing his “vision, foresight and dedication” on transportation issues during his two terms.

A quick law ought to do it. Anyone not looking at seeing the public pay to put their name on the side of a building ought to be willing to support this. By the way, this is not a partisan issue. Both sides of the aisle still living are represented on buildings and other public projects through New Mexico.