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Ethics Commission Advocate: Show Us the Details

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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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Event Brings Community Members Together To Talk About Good Government

NMiF: PPD Forum

By: Kevin Maestas 

April 5, 2017 – A group of New Mexicans gathered in Albuquerque on Tuesday evening to participate in a forum on how they would improve state government.

The event reflected on multimedia coverage of key issues covered this year in the People, Power and Democracy project NMPBS and our media partners aimed to gain a more in-depth community perspective on issues like ethics, accountability, transparency and trust in state government.

Moderators led small group discussions that asked attendees to answer three key questions that focused in the conversation in on potential solutions.

Issues raised by attendees included more accessible, accountable, and ethically-sound state government processes. Education reform, a longer legislative session, and open primaries were also proposed by some groups.

The event was held at Embassy Suites near one of Albuquerque’s historic neighborhoods, Martineztown-Santa Barbara.

The People, Power and Democracy project is on it’s third year of covering issues like campaign finance, ethics, transparency and accountability in state government.

An archived version of the events livestream can be found at People, Power and Democracy’s Facebook page.

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