Editor’s note

While it might not seem like it from reading headlines day-in, day-out, the heart of journalism beats with hope. It is with that hope that NMID offers this series in a spirit of both humility and gratitude.

An update from the Roundhouse

KUNM’s afternoon host Chris Boros and NMID’s Gwyneth Doland took a few minutes Tuesday afternoon to handicap abortion, right-to-work legislation and transparency proposals as lawmakers enter the final days of the 2015 session. Listen to the interview.

Heath Haussamen

Tax bill shows need for legislative reform

COMMENTARY: Legislators shirked their duty to be deliberative and transparent when they passed a complex tax-reform bill on Saturday. If the problem, as some believe, is that New Mexico’s legislative process is designed to avoid debate and scrutiny, then the process needs reform.