NBC New York Article Rating

Bill Richardson, a former governor and UN ambassador who worked to free detained Americans, dies

Sep 02, 2023 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    38% Medium Conservative

  • Reliability

    50% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    -14% Somewhat Liberal

  • Politician Portrayal

    -19% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

52% : Other accomplishments as governor included $50,000-a-year minimum salaries for the most qualified teachers in New Mexico, an increase in the state minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.50 an hour, pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds, renewable energy requirements for utilities and financing for large infrastructure projects, including a commercial spaceport in southern New Mexico and a $400 million commuter rail system.
43% : He called it the "most difficult decision in my political life" because he previously had supported capital punishment.
41% : As governor, Richardson signed legislation in 2009 that repealed the death penalty.
36% : The Richardson Center for Global Engagement, which he founded and led, said in a statement Saturday that he died in his sleep at his home in Chatham, MassachusettsBill Richardson, a two-term Democratic governor of New Mexico and a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who dedicated his post-political career to working to free Americans detained overseas, has died.

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