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October 2, 2015 – A committee of lawmakers met this week to discuss the possible impeachment of Secretary of State Dianna Duran.  In August, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed 64 charges against Duran, including money laundering, embezzlement and fraud. Duran pleaded … Continue reading The Line: Ethics Oversight For Elected Officials

October 2, 2015 – New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera recently told local media that the Public Education Department expects a drop in student test scores when student scores from the PARCC test are released later this month. Also this … Continue reading The Line: Student Test Scores And Teacher Evaluations

September 18, 2015 – State law requires that political candidates file reports on campaign contributions and spending. But the recent news that some elected officials did not account for thousands of dollars in donations has many now asking whether the … Continue reading The Line: Campaign Finance Disclosure

September 18, 2015 – The chair of the Albuquerque Police Oversight Board sent a letter to Mayor Richard Berry and Police Chief Gordon Eden about a lack of information on required reforms within APD. Leonard Waites and his fellow board members … Continue reading The Line: APD Oversight

September 11, 2015 – This week we hear from city council candidates in districts 4 and 6. They shared ideas for tackling public safety and crime, homelessness, economic development and transportation. Gene Grant and this week’s line opinion panelists also … Continue reading The Line: Albuquerque City Council Elections

September 11, 2015 – The Albuquerque Journal reported this week on a private investigation into conditions at city animal shelters. Gene Grant and this week’s line opinion panelists debate what changes might be needed in the management of pet adoptions … Continue reading The Line: Fixing City Animal Shelters (Web Extra)

September 4, 2015 – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a criminal complaint with 64 charges against Secretary of State Dianna Duran. Duran is accused of tapping campaign funds for personal use at casinos around the state. The charges … Continue reading The Line: Secretary of State Faces Charges Related to Alleged Misuse of Campaign Donations

September 4, 2015 – Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Luis Valentino resigned this week. On the next New Mexico in Focus, host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists debate the latest news in the APS administration scandal this summer that … Continue reading The Line: APS Superintendent Resigns, What’s Next?

August 28, 2015 – Governor Susana Martinez is expected to take on a new role in the national Republican party and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson endorsed Hillary Clinton this week. What does the latest news in national politics … Continue reading The Line: National Politics

August 28, 2015 – The APS board did not make a decision this week on the future of Superintendent Luis Valentino. A scandal surrounding his new administration has outraged parents and teachers in recent weeks. Many have called for him … Continue reading The Line: Scandal in APS Administration