Transparency? What transparency? Public money but private dismissals in NM

By Rob Nikolewski on November 18, 2013

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE – Tom Romero may have been the chief executive officer of the New Mexico Lottery for nearly eight years. He may have been paid $155,000 a year.
But last Wednesday, he was fired from his job without any explanation by the New Mexico Lottery Authority Board of Directors, [...]

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Anti-corruption bill makes it through the legislature

By Rob Nikolewski on February 13, 2012

Now that wasn’t so hard, was it?
After years of trying, Sen. William Payne (R-Albuquerque) finally saw an anti-corruption bill that would force public officials to forfeit at least part or all of their pay and pensions should they be convicted of felonies connected to their duties in office pass through the Roundhouse.
“Persistence pays,” Rep. W. [...]

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