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AG Clears 10 Firms Of Medicaid Fraud

Ten behavioral health agencies were cleared of fraud on Monday, Feb. 8, by the New Mexico attorney general. The AG’s Office found no deliberate pattern of abuse.
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Poll: Biz Leaders Want Campaign Finance Reform

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ABQ Public Transportation And The Rapid Transit Plan

The city of Albuquerque is seeking a federal grant to build a rapid transit bus system down Central Avenue. The city would also borrow $13 million to fund the project. The design would create a center lane along the corridor for buses running every 7 to 8 minutes.
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Ten behavioral health agencies were cleared of fraud on Monday, Feb. 8, by the New Mexico attorney general. The AG’s Office found no deliberate pattern of abuse.

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A new survey of New Mexico business leaders shows most think there is a real problem with money in politics in the state. And some business groups are getting serious about plans to clean up state government.

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The city of Albuquerque is seeking a federal grant to build a rapid transit bus system down Central Avenue. The city would also borrow $13 million to fund the project. The design would create a center lane along the corridor for buses running every 7 to 8 minutes.

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House Passes $6.3 Billion BudgetAssociated Press, Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives passed a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.

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New Mexico REAL ID Compromise Passes 2nd Test-Associated Press

A second Senate committee has passed a bipartisan proposal aimed at making New Mexico compliant under the federal REAL ID Act.

Commentary: When Will We Get An Ethics Commission?

Feb 5, 2016
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New Mexico is one of only 8 states that doesn’t have an ethics commission and lawmakers are considering a proposal to create one during the legislative session this year.

Viki Harrison of Common Cause New Mexico wants to know how big the scandal has to be before our state has one here? She asks, "What are we waiting for?"

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You can read Harrison's full length op-ed published by New Mexico In Depth here

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Lawsuit: Sheriffs Used Pepper Balls And K-9 On Elderly ManAlbuquerque Journal

Family members of an elderly man who was shot with pepper balls and taken down by a K-9 dog have filed suit against the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

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Many people complain that big public works projects aren’t getting done in New Mexico because the system we use to fund them is dominated by politics. But that could change as two proposed reforms of the capital outlay system gain momentum this legislative session.

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When Native American people move to Albuquerque from more rural parts of the state, some say the transition can be tough. And a community center that provides basic resources is in danger of shutting its doors. 

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There are less two weeks left in the 30-day legislative session. People, Power and Democracy's Gwyneth Doland has been up in Santa Fe covering state government. She spoke with KUNM's Chris Boros. 

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House Passes $6.3 Billion Budget, Social Promotion Bill Stalls

House Passes $6.3 Billion Budget – Associated Press, Santa Fe New Mexican New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives passed a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.
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A Conversation On Money In Politics

Mistrust of government is at an all-time high. As part of our People, Power and Democracy project, Gwyneth Doland is moderating conversations between state lawmakers, policy experts, and New Mexicans to explore questions like: What reforms would increase your trust in government?
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Local Bands: NPR Wants To Help You Get Your Big Break

The NPR Music Tiny Desk contest is back! Unknown bands and musicians from all over the country are invited to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. The band with the winning video will play NPR's famous Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., before embarking on a U.S. tour that includes appearances at a taping of NPR's Ask Me Another and at events hosted by NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company throughout the country. Click here to find out more.
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Reuniting Fathers And Families After Incarceration

The number of people who are behind bars in America is much bigger than it was 40 years ago. In fact, it’s five times higher. That means a lot more parents are doing time, and having a record can limit people’s ability to get a job, find a place to live and provide for their kids. A local program is trying to help dads get around the obstacles and back on track with their families.
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