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The Line: Bail Bond Reform Fallout

NMiF: Bail bond reform

November 3, 2017 – It’s only been since June that the new court rules created by New Mexico’s judiciary went into effect, but there is already a call from Governor Martinez and others to “repeal and replace.” Those rules followed an amendment to the state’s constitution, approved by the voters last year, that reshaped the state’s old bail bond system. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel debate whether the fault lies in the amendment itself or in the court rules – or it it’s too soon to tell.

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

The Line: Revenue Bonds In Albuquerque

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January 6, 2017 – Revenue bonds make most people’s eyes glaze over, but Dan McKay’s story this week in the Albuquerque Journal offered fresh insights on the issue and highlighted the importance of paying attention to how the city is using these bonds to fund projects.

Read the full story: Revenue bonds allow city to bypass voters

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