In 2017, New Mexico in Focus will examine proposals to address ethics oversight, transparency and accountability in state government during the legislative session. This is the third year for the People, Power and Democracy project. NMPBS will team up again … Continue reading People, Power and Democracy: Pulling Back The Curtain On State Government
February 24, 2017 – Education is one of the largest expenses in state government. Lawmakers cut education funding last year in the special session and districts across the state are now being asked to draw on their reserves to make … Continue reading Measuring Investments In Education
February 24, 2017 – Proposals to create an independent ethics commission have been introduced in many legislative sessions but have never passed. Is the political climate any different in 2017? Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists discuss ethics … Continue reading The Line: Is This The Year An Ethics Bill Will Pass The Legislature?
February 17, 2017 – This week on New Mexico in Focus we look at Medicaid. New Mexico was one of 31 states and the District of Columbia that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and it helped contribute to … Continue reading Future Of Medicaid Unclear In New Mexico
February 17, 2017— This week marks the halfway point of the Legislature’s 60-day session and lawmakers are getting down to the nitty-gritty of putting together next year’s budget. This Friday night on New Mexico in Focus we look how exactly … Continue reading The Budget: How does this thing really work?
February 10, 2017 – Leaders from tribes across the state came to Santa Fe last week for American Indian Day at the Roundhouse. Our correspondent Antonia Gonzales asked attendees about the priorities they emphasized in conversations with state lawmakers and … Continue reading Tribal Leaders Discuss Priorities On American Indian Day At The Roundhouse
February 10, 2017— This week on New Mexico in Focus we look at renewed efforts to create a statewide ethics commission. The sponsor of one bill argues what several polls have shown: The perception of corruption is bad for business … Continue reading Reforming Ethics To Spur Economic Development
January 27, 2017— This week on New Mexico in Focus, we look at one lawmaker’s proposal to close the loopholes in our tax system that he says have left it looking like a block of Swiss cheese. Plus, we talk … Continue reading Is New Mexico’s Tax Structure Fair?
January 27, 2017— This week on New Mexico in Focus we tackle some of the approaches lawmakers are considering to address gaps in the state budget for this fiscal year and next. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks to experts Richard Anklam … Continue reading No Easy Solutions to NM’s Fiscal Crisis