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The Line: Transparency Promises Don’t Always Equal Delivery

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August 9, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss transparency in matters concerning the Department of Public Safety under the state’s former and current administrations. They consider certain policies that require “sunshine” no matter what administration happens to be in power.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:

Public Safety Department Drags Its Feet Turning Over State Police Reports  – KUNM

State reveals settlements totaling $1 million in claims against ex-police chiefSanta Fe New Mexican

State releases secret settlement lettersKRQE

Released records: NM paid $1M to settle claims from 3 DPS officialsAlbuquerque Journal

The Line: State Senator Withdraws Bill After Donations Come To Light

NMiF: The Line Panel - State Senator Withdraws Bill After Donations Come To Light

March 17, 2017 - State Senator Steven Neville withdrew one of his bills this week after learning that the company that would benefit from the business deal had donated to Governor Susana Martinez's campaign and Political Action Committee but those donations were not disclosed during debates in committee and on the Senate floor. We heard from Sen. Neville at the Roundhouse this week (link to Gwyneth's story). Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss how this issue might be perceived by the public and how it fits in ongoing debates about ethics in New Mexico state government. 

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Dan Foley, former state lawmaker
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com