Legislative Guide

NMID’s 2015 Legislative Guide
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Here's our look at how the N.M. Legislature can be more transparent, accessible and responsive - and what's keeping that from happening.

From our blog

Lobbyist spending tops $561K after late filings

Some late filers cite difficulty using the Secretary of State's site. They're unlikely to be penalized.

Charts and other neat stuff to help you understand what the governor did with capital outlay bill

Gov. Susana Martinez signed the 204-page capital outlay bill today. It includes line-item vetoes, which you can see here, along with her message and the entire 204-page bill marked up with her veto pen. Meantime, a legislative agency provides helpful charts to make sense of what the governor did.

Commentary

Transparency: A Mixed Forecast Ahead
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Judging by the 2015 legislative session, the forecast for transparency in New Mexico is partly sunny – or partly cloudy – depending on your outlook.

Native America Project

Commentary: ‘Be the person who doesn’t hold back from this’
Laura Paskus

If I learned one thing from the young people I’ve met while reporting this project, it’s that my daughter needs me to listen without judgment, forsaking the temptation to give advice or prattle on about my own childhood experiences.