Top Stories Of 2015: #2 – Resignations Of Elected Officials

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December 25, 2015 – Former Secretary of State Dianna Duran is currently serving a 30 day sentence for her use of campaign funds at casinos around the state. Also this year, state senator Phil Griego resigned during the legislative session as he faced an ethics investigation.

Could these high profile political resignations lead to real change in ethics laws next year? Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line panelists debate the lasting impact of the latest corruption scandals in New Mexico.

Political resignations are number two on our list of the top stories of 2015.

Previous coverage: 

The Line: Duran Resigned, What’s Next?

The Line: Secretary Duran Faces New Charges

The Line: Former NM Senator Still Spending Campaign Funds

The Line: Ethics Oversight For Elected Officials

The Line: Secretary Of State Faces Charges Related To Alleged Misuse Of Campaign Donations

The Line: Griego Resignation

Legislature 2015: Ethics 

 

LINE PANELISTS:
Russell Contreras, Associated Press
Julie Ann Grimm, Santa Fe Reporter
Trip Jennings, New Mexico in Depth
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org

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