Let's talk transparency and the legislature
Let’s Talk New Mexico 4/20 8am: The 2023 legislative session is in the rearview mirror, but soon interim committee hearings will start up around the state in preparation for the 2024 session which begins next January. In this week’s show, we will talk about transparency, including several bills aimed at increasing transparency in government that recently succeeded or failed. We will also talk about the budget process and how it works, and how transparent it is – or is not. As the state continues to see record revenues, knowing how our money is spent is everybody’s business.
Do you have questions about transparency and the legislature? Do you feel like the public has adequate access to lawmakers? Are lawmakers living up to their obligations when it comes to getting the peoples’ work done fairly and in the open? What would you like to know about the budget process and how it works? Email us at LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live Thursday from 8 to 9am at 505-277-5866.
- Dede Feldman, former state senator and communications director, Common Cause New Mexico
- Melanie Majors, executive director, New Mexico Foundation for Open Government
- State Sen. George Muñoz, D-Gallup, chair of Senate Finance Committee
- State Sen. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, member of Senate Finance Committee
"New Mexico Senate Committee Rushes Debate on Money Earmarked for Dead Bill," Capital & Main