LISTEN: Will New Mexico Try To Clean Up Politics?

Jan 13, 2016

KUNM Call In Show Thu. 01/14 8a: 

The state Legislature is getting ready to meet this month in Santa Fe and lawmakers will be focused on putting together a budget. But many people are hoping lawmakers will also address recent high-profile corruption cases and pass tougher measures to keep government clean. 

We're talking about:

  • Former Secretary of State Dianna Duran who resigned and went to prison after embezzling money from her campaign accounts.
  • Former Senator Phil Griego, who resigned after an ethics complaint charged that he made a fat commission on the sale of some state property that he had shepherded through the Legislature.
  • Revelations that Attorney General Hector Balderas is investigating more than 30 cases of campaign finance violations that could result in more than $150,000 in fines.

What do you want your senator and representative to do to clean up politics this year?

We'd like to hear from you! Email or call in live during the show, Thursday morning at 8 here on 89.9 KUNM. 


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