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The Line: Corruption Trial for Former Senator Phil Griego Begins

NMiF: Phil Griego

November 3, 2017 – Former New Mexico Senator Phil Griego is facing six felony and two misdemeanor charges in a corruption trial that started this week.  The criminal charges escalated from an ethics complaint that accused then-senator Griego of prepping the legislature to pass a resolution that allowed for a property sale which netted him a $50,000 profit. Does the trial signals a bigger shift in New Mexico politics than just a case against one former elected official? Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the angles.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Diane Snyder, Former State Senator

Ethics Commission Advocate: Show Us the Details

Roundhouse

June 9, 2017 - This year New Mexico lawmakers approved a plan for an independent statewide ethics commission, something good government groups had been urging for years. But the Legislature removed most of the details of the plan, promising to figure them out later. Now one ethics advocate wants lawmakers to figure out those specifics before you’re asked to vote on the proposed constitutional amendment next fall.

Douglas Carver is the executive director of New Mexico Ethics Watch. Before that, he worked with the New Mexico Legislative Council Service and the Judicial Standards Commission.

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