Tuesday, April 23, 2013

skandera pt14 (awaiting AGO response)

e: ... awaiting AGO response ... chronology is updated below ...
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[email to NM AGO]
apr 23, 2013
e: ...

... has the ag [attorney general] provided an opinion to senator linda lopez's march 20 request regarding the legality of actions taken by hanna skandera?

apr 23, 2013
AGO: ...

... [xxx] ... (awaiting AGO response)
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[greenhorn post]
skandera pt13 (still waiting)
apr 18, 2013

e: ... (answers)

1. how will it be announced that "the decisions of the secretary [designate] are final"? ...
   [District Court Judge Frank Mathew] [AG opinion expected]

2. that the New Mexico Connections Charter Academy (ppp) is in? ... [veto HB 460], [veto HB 392]

3. and that Hanna Skandera (Secretary-designate) don't need no Senate (confirmation)? [9-24-5]

http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/04/skandera-pt13-still-waiting.html
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[greenhorn post]
skandera pt8 (AG opinion)
mar 21, 2013

(updated chronology)

apr 23        email to NM AGO     
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apr 5          [greenhorn post] skandera pt11 (HB 392 vetoed as forecast)
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mar 20       [greenhorn post] skandera pt7 (forecast: HB 392 veto)
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mar 20       AG request by Lopez (Senate Rules Committee; confirmation theater)
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mar 16       legislative session ended
mar 16       HB 392 passed senate
mar 1-16   confirmation theater
mar 1         District Court Judge Frank Mathew rules (Secretary of Education is above PEC);
                  [Answer: 22-8B-7]
mar 1         confirmation theater begins (Senate Rules Committee; Sen. Linda Lopez)
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feb 28        governor responds [go ask skandera; PED];[Skandera pt5 (confirmation hearing)]
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feb 19       PED responds [Skandera pt 3 (PED responds again)]
feb 14       PED responds [Hanna Skandera pt2 (don't need no senate)]
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feb 13       email to NM AGO
feb 13       email to governor
feb 13       email to PED

http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/03/skandera-pt8-ag-opinion.html
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[ap story]
NM senator seeks AG's opinion on Skandera actions
mar 21, 2013

... "Democratic Sen. Linda Lopez of Albuquerque made the request Wednesday [mar 20, 2013] after the Legislature adjourned its 2013 session" ...

http://www.alamogordonews.com/ci_22838916/nm-senator-seeks-ags-opinion-skandera-actions
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[greenhorn post]
Skandera pt6 (her decisions are final)
mar 8, 2013

e: ...

answers
1. Her official title is Secretary-Designate of Education.
2. Her official title is Secretary-Designate of Education.
3. 9-24-5. Secretary; appointment.
   Skandera don't need no Senate confirmation
4. 22-8B-7. Appeal of denial
   Secretary of Education is above PEC [District Court Judge Frank Mathew]

http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/03/skandera-pt6-her-decisons-are-final.html
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[local news story]
Judge sides with Skandera in panel's appeal of charter school approvals
mar 7, 2013

The order issued March 1 by District Court Judge Frank Mathew says that under state law, the decisions of the secretary are final, and “members of the PEC have no authority to question them or appeal from them.”

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/030813PECruling#.UTot49amg3M
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[email to NM AGO]
feb 13, 2013
e: ...

4. how can an unconfirmed designate overrule the state Public Education Commission?

feb 13, 2013
AGO: ...

As for your last question, that calls for a legal opinion that, as far as I know, has not been requested of this office by a state official.  I hope my unofficial responses help answer your questions.