Newspaper Articles – Rob Nikolewski

Is This Why We Hire Cops? This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s PD

It’s a commercial that’s been playing across New Mexico for weeks now: A 30-second spot encouraging people to apply to the Hobbs Police Department, offering high pay and good benefits.

Get Drunk, Get Hurt, Get Paid: NM Lawmakers Tackle Workers’ Comp Reform

It sounds crazy, but because of a poorly worded law, employees who hurt themselves or others while drunk or stoned on the job in New Mexico often are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benef

Former Mayor Smuggles Guns to Mexico, Keeps Taxpayer-Funded Pension

A conviction for gun smuggling isn’t stopping a former Columbus, New Mexico mayor from getting nearly $17,000 a year in taxpayer-funded pension money.

AFL-CIO Turns Against Obamacare

The nation’s largest union federation has turned against President Obama’s health care law, calling for it to be reformed or repealed.

New Mexico’s Physician Shortage Could be Exacerbated by Obamacare

For years, New Mexico has suffered from a chronic shortage of doctors, especially in the rural communities of the state.

New Mexico, Other States Crush Jobs Through Licensing Requirements

Does New Mexico really need somebody to have two years of experience and take two exams before the person can repair a door? Or two years of training to install a security alarm?

New Mexico Premium Costs Expected to Skyrocket

Patients in New Mexico could take a big financial hit when the health care overhaul, known as Obamacare, takes effect.