Rio Arriba County yanks money for NetRoots Nation conventions

By Rob Nikolewski on November 12, 2013

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 [...]

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NM Watchdog story puts heat on county approving taxpayer dollars for liberal political convention

By Rob Nikolewski on June 11, 2013

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 [...]

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Rio Arriba taxpayers to pay for county employees’ trip to NetRoots convention

By Rob Nikolewski on May 29, 2013

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 [...]

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