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

$1 billion for projects sits unspent, lawmakers told

Hundreds of projects around New Mexico sit uncompleted as $1 billion in state funding meant to pay for them remains unspent. And 11 counties, including San Juan and Taos, haven’t spent 90 percent or more of the state dollars earmarked for them between 2012 and 2014. Critics points to Issues like these as reasons why reform is needed during the one-month legislative session starting in January.

Super PAC spending money in Las Cruces city races

GOAL WestPAC, a federal super PAC fueled by New Mexico oil and gas interests, is trying to defeat the Las Cruces mayor.


A Big Step Forward for Health Care Transparency in New Mexico

One major reform to come out of the 2015 legislative session was a law that will dramatically increase the transparency of hospital prices and quality data.

Native America Project

History, geography cramp brick-and-mortar food options in Crownpoint
There are no shortages of food options in Crownpoint, You just have to drive around and look for signs like this. Andi Murphy/New Mexico In Depth

Crownpoint, N.M. is a tough place to start a business. In part, because aspiring entrepreneurs confront a tangle of challenges.