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Ethics Commission Effectiveness

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7.29.2022 – Following a $500 fine levied to State Representative Rebecca Dow for violations committed two years ago, our Line Opinion Panel explores whether the State Ethics Commission carries enough power to properly deter and enforce violations. Host: Gene Grant Line Opinion Panelists:Tom Garrity, Garrity Group Public RelationsJulia Goldberg, senior correspondent, Santa Fe ReporterDave Mulryan,…

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Manny, Tim and the Problems with Public Campaign Financing

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July 23, 2021 – The Line panelists discuss the challenges around public financing of political campaigns, as demonstrated in the current Albuquerque mayor’s race, where challenger Manny Gonzales has been denied public money due to forged signatures and other documents. Should the presence of some non-matching signatures disqualify potentially thousands of other valid ones?  Host: Gene…

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