January 26, 2018 – Many local governments and schools hire lobbyists to chase after money from the state government. Some good government groups, such as Think New Mexico, argue that more transparency and simplicity in the legislature would eliminate the need for lobbyists. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists debate the issue.
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Sophie Martin, attorney