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June 26, 2020 – The emergency special session of the New Mexico Legislature clocked in at less than a week. Starting on June 18th and ending on the 22nd, the session’s main goal was to provide a stop-gap solution to pandemic-related budget holes that would see the state through to the regular session next year. …

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1336 Line Lobbyists

March 6, 2020 – New Mexico has the only unsalaried legislature in the nation. During the recently ended session the issue came up – yet again – whether it’s time to start paying the state’s legislators.  Another question also comes up yearly: does lobbyist money have an undue influence on lawmakers? Gene Grant and The…

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