Developer under fire over N.M. ads

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican A California development company that has been advertising in New Mexico in recent weeks might be in violation of state lobbyist laws, according to a complaint filed Thursday with the Secretary of State’s Office. SunCal, which is planning a project on Albuquerque’s West Mesa, has advertised on television and [...]

Lobbyist spending reports trickle in

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican

State’s system of governing wacko

By Ned Cantell: State columnist Not until I experienced an epiphany, that sudden awareness of an important concept flooding the brain and making the body tingle, did I truly realize what one was. An epiphany: It’s a revelation, kind of like when George Bush masters a new two-syllable word. Du-buy. My epiphany came at a [...]

Legislature not just for lawmakers

Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Mike Miller knows how government works. He knows state lawmakers and he’s a “people person.” He likes to talk. In many ways the Portales resident is a prototype lobbyist, a profession that much like sports runs in seasons — in annual stints of 30 or 60 days. “Santa Fe is [...]

Don’t ignore lobbyists’ gift in Legislature

Ned Cantwell New Mexico lobbyists, I’ve always thought, were nothing more than paid beggars. To my mind, the only thing that separated them from the guy on the street corner with a “hungry-need-work” sign is they wore nicer clothes. What I’ve always thought was if there came a day when I had to decide between [...]