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October 23, 2015 – The shooting death of four-year-old Lilly Garcia in a road rage incident in Albuquerque this week has many people talking about public safety, violence and access to guns. Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists … Continue reading The Line: Guns In New Mexico

October 23, 2015 – The Las Vegas Optic recently reported that Mora Independent School District Superintendent Charles E. Trujillo falsified his credentials to qualify for the position. Trujillo also previously oversaw the licensing bureau within the Public Education Department. Two PED employees … Continue reading The Line: Mora Superintendent Faked Credentials

October 23, 2015 – We learned this week that former state Senator Phil Griego continues to spend campaign funds. He stepped down from his position in the legislature earlier this year amid serious ethics allegations. Is Griego breaking the law in how he is currently … Continue reading The Line: Former NM Senator Still Spending Campaign Funds

October 9, 2015 – New Energy Economy, a Santa Fe-based advocacy group, filed a request with the state Supreme Court this week to disqualify four Public Regulation Commission members from voting on the future of the San Juan Generating Station. … Continue reading The Line: Group Files Request To Disqualify PRC Members From Voting On San Juan Generating Station

October 9, 2015 – A hearing on teacher evaluations in Santa Fe was extended this week. A group of teachers unions, teachers and lawmakers filed a lawsuit earlier this year challenging the state’s current teacher evaluation system. Host Gene Grant and this … Continue reading The Line: Teacher Evaluation Lawsuit

October 9, 2015 – Think New Mexico, a Santa Fe-based think tank, proposed major reforms to the state’s capital outlay process this week. Think New Mexico recommends that the legislature and governor enact legislation to create an independent Capital Outlay … Continue reading The Line: Proposed Reforms To Capital Outlay Process

October 9, 2015 – The New Mexico Attorney General filed a a new charge of felony identity theft last week against Secretary of State Dianna Duran. She is accused of listing former state lawmaker Don Kidd as her campaign treasurer without his … Continue reading The Line: Secretary Duran Faces New Charges

October 2, 2015 – Albuquerque television state KRQE settled a lawsuit this week against the city of Albuquerque. The city admitted in the settlement that officials did not follow requirements for releasing documents under the state Inspection of Public Records … Continue reading The Line: Transparency In Government

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