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Lobbyist Influence in 2023 Legislature

3.31.23 – Gene Grant and the Line Opinion Panel explore the influence of lobbying in the state Legislature. Gene asks if special interests have too much influence in the Roundhouse and if two failed disclosure bills would have increased transparency.

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM state senator
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima Public Relations
Andy Lyman, staff writer, Santa Fe Reporter

For More Information:

Steak dinners and ski passes: As lobbyists spend to influence New Mexico Legislature, 2 lawmakers seek more transparency – Albuquerque Journal

Professional lobbyist gives an inside look into New Mexico politics – KRQE

NM legislators fail to pass ethical conduct bill as lobbyists fear unsafe working conditions – Source NM

Watered-down alcohol proposals – a win for lobbyists? – New Mexico In Depth