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New Mexico Ethics Watch Keeps Eye on Lobbyist Activity

Ethics Watch Lobbyist Report

January 24, 2020 – NMiF senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Kathleen Sabo of New Mexico Ethics Watch. The group authored a recent report on the influence of lobbyists on the nation’s only true citizen legislature. New Mexico has long struggled with a few powerful people holding sway at the Capitol. The rise of grassroots campaigning has changed the game, though well-moneyed interests are quickly shifting tactics to protect their interests. (This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio and the Santa Fe Reporter, and funded by the Thornburg Foundation and New Mexico Local News Fund) 


Kathleen Sabo, New Mexico Ethics Watch

For Further Reading/Watching:

New Mexico Ethics Watch urges reforms to curb lobbyists’ influenceSanta Fe New Mexican

Lobbyists and Their Outsized Influence on New Mexico: Tales of Film, Firearms, and Fumes – New Mexico Ethics Watch

Report Flags Lobbyist InfluenceAlbuquerque Journal

Everytown for Gun Safety

Newspaper Man Steve Terrell

Steve Terrell

December 13, 2019 – Over the course of four decades, Steve Terrell’s byline became a familiar sight to generations of newspaper readers in Santa Fe. After cutting his teeth on music reviews for the Santa Fe Reporter, Terrell moved to the Albuquerque Journal and then to his home for more than 30 years, the Santa Fe New Mexican. For most of the past 20 years, he covered New Mexico politics with a combination of a quick wit, an eye for important details and a seemingly inexhaustible library of Roundhouse lore. In November, Terrell tapped out his last regular column for the paper. He joins NMiF producer Matt Grubs for a conversation about how politics and politicians have changed during his years in Santa Fe.

Steve Terrell, former reporter

For Further Reading:
From Shoes to Sausage, Terrell Had it CoveredSanta Fe New Mexican