By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
Rio Arriba County will no longer pay to send county employees to NetRoots Nation conferences.
About five months ago, New Mexico Watchdog revealed two workers attended the well-known liberal political convention using taxpayer money.
“Rio Arriba County will no longer honor any travel requests to future NetRoots Nation conferences,” county manager Tomás [...]
It took a couple weeks but a New Mexico Watchdog story about the Rio Arriba County Commission spending $2,500 in taxpayers’ dollars so two county employees can attend a well-known liberal political convention has generated plenty of controversy.
“This entire conference is clearly not training for any County employee,” a blistering editorial in the Rio Grande Sun [...]
Taxpayers in Rio Arriba County are footing the bill for two county employees to attend a four-day convention in California with a decided partisan political bent, New Mexico Watchdog has learned.
In late April, Rio Arriba County Commissioners in a 3-0 vote approved out-of-town travel expenses for Lauren Reichelt, the county’s director for Health and Human [...]