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Report: NM Ranks Low For Ethics, Accountability

Nov 9, 2015

KUNM Call In Show Thu. 11/12 8a: 

It’s become habit in New Mexico to groan about incompetence and corruption in state government as though it’s something terrible—but out of our control. Ugh, these politicians. What can you do? 

A new data-driven assessment of state government by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity shows that New Mexicans do have reason to be concerned—there are some serious problems with the way our state deals with regulating money in politics, checking out charges of unethical behavior and making sure the public has access to the records of government.

Host Gwyneth Doland authored New Mexico's report and will explore her findings with panelists. We'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org or call in live during the show. 

Our Guests Include: 

Nicholas KusnetzProject Manager and Reporter for The Center of Public Integrity. Kusnetz exclusively covers  corruption and transparency in the state government. 

Inez Russell Gomez, Editorial Page Editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican

Martin Salazar, President Elect for the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government. NMFOG has been an advocate of government transparency since 1990. 

Austin Baird, Political Reporter for KTUU-TV news in Anchorage. Baird has been covering Alaska's 2015 integrity assessment. Alaska has the most positive score of state integrity, at a "C" grade.