Category Archives: Education

Ethics Oversight, Student Letters, Atrisco Land Grant

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we look at proposals to improve the ethics
oversight of state lawmakers. Democratic State Senator Phil Griego resigned
last weekend over his vote on a state real estate deal that he was involved
in as a broker.

Gene Grant and this week’s Line panelists share their thoughts on Griego’s
resignation, politics and higher education, and whether student letters
published recently in the Albuquerque Journal truly represent the writing
skills of New Mexico students.

Correspondent Floyd Vasquez sits down with Peter Sanchez, CEO of the Atrisco
Companies, to talk about the history of the Atrisco Land Grant and the role
of heirs in current debates over development.

GUESTS:
Peter Sanchez, CEO – Atrisco Companies
Senator Jacob Candelaria (D)
Meredith Machen, President – League of Women Voters of New Mexico

LINE PANELISTS:
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org
Dan Foley, Former NM House Minority Whip
Sophie Martin, DukeCityFix.com & Attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Sanchez Legal Solutions

CORRESPONDENTS:
Gwyneth Doland, @GwynethDoland
Floyd Vasquez

Host: Gene Grant

The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Sarah Gustavus. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Episode 836 for air March 20, 2015