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 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.

Commentary

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Transparency and the 2015 Legislative Session
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Although the sun was at high noon when it ended, the 2015 Legislative Session won’t be remembered as the Sunshine Session. Cue the theme song from Sergio Leone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” for a look at the 60 day term in the light of transparency.

Native America Project

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