New Mexico Ethics Watch Keeps Eye on Lobbyist Activity

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1 min readJan 24, 2020

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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)

Guest:
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

Everytown for Gun Safety

Report Flags Lobbyist InfluenceAlbuquerque Journal

Originally published at https://www.newmexicopbs.org on January 24, 2020.

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