Legislative Guide

NMID’s 2015 Legislative Guide

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 disclosure reforms stall in NM House

Skeptical lawmakers rejected a proposal Monday that would have required lobbyists to divulge their salaries, file reports of their estimated and actual lobbying expenses, and list the issues—but not the exact bills—they are working on.

Talking about lobbyists and other Roundhouse happenings

These two podcasts will help keep you up on what's going on at the Roundhouse.


Close the door on candidates, lose control of government
Janice Arnold-Jones

COMMENTARY: If you think the political operatives and PACs who package candidates should pick your elected representatives and make campaigns for office incredibly expensive, stop reading and do not answer your door.

Native America Project

Editor’s note

Native American youth are dying by their own hands at a rate higher than in other racial/ethnic groups. You might already know this. Headlines and news stories every few years focus attention on the issue, usually after a cluster of children or youth decide to take their lives in one of New Mexico’s small towns […]