Crib Sheet: February 27th, 2019
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Crib Sheet: February 27th, 2019

“I’m not daunted by obstacles, whether it’s NRA propaganda, rogue sheriffs throwing a childish pity party or bad-faith critics. Legislative leaders and I will continue to fight the scourge of gun violence in our communities.”– Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, in a Twitter thread Tuesday afternoon referencing pushback from counties and municipalities across the state unhappy…

Ethics Commission: Amendment 2
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Ethics Commission: Amendment 2

“Ethics” and “politics” are often words we think of as polar opposites, but many states are trying to improve how they handle ethical issues involving public officials. As of this year, 44 states have ethics commissions, which are responsible for investigating ethical issues regarding legislators, state employees, candidates, etc. New Mexico is one of the…

NM Secretary of State’s Hyper Partisanship Leaves Taxpayers Footing the Bill
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NM Secretary of State’s Hyper Partisanship Leaves Taxpayers Footing the Bill

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has been in the news for all the wrong reasons after announcing she will bring back straight-party voting to our general election ballots this November. The result so far? Seven counties are currently mulling resolutions opposing the straight-party voting option which could spur litigation in each county.…