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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)
Kathleen Sabo, New Mexico Ethics Watch
For Further Reading/Watching:
New Mexico Ethics Watch urges reforms to curb lobbyists’ influence — Santa Fe New Mexican
Lobbyists and Their Outsized Influence on New Mexico: Tales of Film, Firearms, and Fumes — New Mexico Ethics Watch
Report Flags Lobbyist Influence — Albuquerque Journal
Originally published at https://www.newmexicopbs.org on January 24, 2020.