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.
- Ethics Commission Initiative Heads to Ballot—Associated Press
- Commentary: New Mexico: A state in need of reform—By Gabriel R. Sanchez, Melina Juárez and Brooke Abrams, The Santa Fe New Mexican
- New Survey Finds Strong Support for Ethics Reform to Combat Political Corruption in New Mexico—Highlights from a Statewide Survey Conducted by the RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM
- Editorial: Ethics proposals nothing without transparency—Albuquerque Journal