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Light on Lobby

Local News Voters overwhelmingly support changes to state laws that would shine more light on special interests that spend millions to influence votes, according to a poll commissioned by Albuquerque-based nonprofit Commo...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Justin Horwath

Anticlimactic Revelation

Health audit offers striking numbers but no proof of fraud

Local News The headline the New Mexico Human Services Department trumpeted in June 2013 was eye-popping: An audit of 15 health organizations found nearly $36 million in potential overbilling and possible Medicaid Fraud. B...

Monday, February 2, 2015 New Mexico In Depth

Dozens Rally As Drivers License Bill Moves Through Legislature

Top priority of Gov. Susana Martinez chugs through Republican-controlled House

Local News Dozens rallied Monday against and in support of legislation that would reverse a state-policy of issuing undocumented immigrants drivers licenses in New Mexico. Somos Un Pueblo Unidio

Monday, February 2, 2015 Justin Horwath

Lobbying Data Needs Fix

Las Cruces state representative introduces bill to require more lobbying transparency

Local News Navigate to the lobbying reports in the secretary of state's online campaign finance disclosure database, and the website will tell viewers that, in 2014, lobbyists spent $1.6 million on food, drinks, gift...

Saturday, January 31, 2015 Justin Horwath

Audit Public at Last

New Mexico attorney general releases behavioral health audit

Local News  Nearly two years after its completion, Attorney General Hector Balderas released the controversial audit that led to the state's shutdown and takeover of 15 behavioral health providers. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Joey Peters

ACLU Defending Former ISC Director

Group says lawsuit by Interstate Commission against Norman Gaume is illegal and retaliatory

Local News The New Mexico chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is coming to the legal defense of an activist who accused the Interstate Stream Commission of violating the Open Meetings Act.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Joey Peters

Banking Study Clears Council amid Budget Concerns

Ron Trujillo blasts city for wasting money on studies

Local News  Before City Council approved the award of a $50,000 contract to a private company to study the feasibility of a public bank in Santa Fe late Wednesday, District 4 Councilor Ron Trujillo had something to...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Justin Horwath

A Rose for Santa Fe

The Santa Fe episode of The Bachelor airs Monday

Local News With just one week until the premiere of The Bachelor's Santa Fe-filmed episode, both proponents and opponents of the city and state's subsidy to get the show filmed here are taking notice.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Joey Peters

Council to hear Public Bank Proposal

City officials are awaiting councilors to approve $50,000 contract

Local News Santa Fe's city council is scheduled to decide in its Jan. 28 meeting whether to award a private company a $50,000 contract to study the feasibility of a publicly funded bank.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Justin Horwath

2015 School Elections

SFR ENDORSEMENTS

Local News VOTING continues weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm through Friday, Jan. 30, at Santa Fe Community College Room 209 (6401 Richards Ave.) and Santa Fe Public Schools Educational Services Center Conference Room A (610 Al...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 SFR
 
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