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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 … Continue reading The Line: Ethics Commission Legislation

October 5, 2018 – A new study shows that faculty salaries at the University of New Mexico rank among the lowest in the nation. The lower pay makes it hard to recruit and keep the best professors. When faculty members … Continue reading The Line: Faculty Salaries At UNM Trail Behind U.S. Averages

October 5, 2018 – The commissioner from the New York City Police Department came to Albuquerque to share strategies his department is using to fight crime in the Big Apple.  Can those tactics work for the Duke City? Gene Grant … Continue reading The Line: Fighting Crime In New Mexico Cities

September 28, 2018 – A new lawsuit alleges New Mexico’s foster care system is “broken.” The potential class action suit was filed by 13 children and two nonprofits, and alleges, among other things, a lack of an appropriate number of … Continue reading The Line: Lawsuit Alleges New Mexico’s Foster Care System is “Broken”

September 28, 2018 – Governor Susana Martinez’s approval rating has dropped to just 35%, according to a Research and Polling, Inc. survey conducted by the Albuquerque Journal. At the same time, a non-profit group, New Mexico Legacy, unveiled a new … Continue reading The Line: Governor Martinez Poll Numbers & Legacy Talk

September 28, 2018 – A new public opinion poll in the Albuquerque Journal lays out what voters identified as the most important issues headed up to the midterm elections. At the top of the list is crime, which 78% of … Continue reading The Line: Top Election Issues

September 21, 2018 – Intel Corporation recently announced that it is bringing 100 new jobs to its Rio Rancho location. Gene Grant and the Line opinion look at the economic impact these new positions could bring to the city and … Continue reading The Line: Intel Announces New Jobs Coming To Rio Rancho

September 21, 2018 – Midterm elections are fast approaching. The Albuquerque Journal recently commissioned a poll of prospective voters for governor, senate, and two of three congressional districts (CD1 and CD2). Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the … Continue reading The Line: Midterm Elections Poll

September 21, 2018 – Mayor Tim Keller ceremoniously tore up the contract with an out-of-state developer and took back the Albuquerque Rail Yards for the city, with plans to move forward on its revitalization. Should the Duke City look to … Continue reading The Line: Rail Yards In Albuquerque And Santa Fe

September 14, 2018 – The state’s Attorney General’s Office recently released a 32-page report outlining what it says is a “disturbing pattern of concealment and deliberate misrepresentation” at the University of New Mexico. A large portion of the report focuses … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico AG Says UNM Has Pattern Of Hiding Records