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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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January 26, 2018 – Many local governments and schools hire lobbyists to chase after money from the state government. Some good government groups, such as Think New Mexico, argue that more transparency and simplicity in the legislature would eliminate the need for lobbyists. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists debate the issue. Line Panelists:…

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