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The Line: Ethics Commission Legislation


October 5, 2018 – If the voters approve Constitutional Amendment 2 in November, New Mexico will get its first independent ethics commission.  Lawmakers and others are already at work drafting legislation to establish this oversight body, which may help bolster trust in state government if it is approved. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss this possible legislation at look at other efforts to bring more transparency to New Mexico government.

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Julie Ann Grimm, editor and publisher, Santa Fe Reporter
Sophie Martin, attorney
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First

Further Reading:
Appeals Court: Agencies can be forced to pay for incomplete record requests

Ethics Commission Advocate: Show Us the Details


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.

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