City Changes Records Policy in Response to Complaints
New Mexico Compass / Opinion / Politics / Transparency

City Changes Records Policy in Response to Complaints

  By Marisa Demarco — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government announced today that the City of Albuquerque will charge no more than $6.75 for DVDs and $2.75 for CDs for public records requests. This is a big win for not just journalists but everyone with an interest in accessing records that are available … Continue reading

ABQ Public Outspoken On Cop Reform as Council Passes Budget
Council Compass / News / Politics

ABQ Public Outspoken On Cop Reform as Council Passes Budget

By Margaret Wright — There were no activist stunts; no one was escorted out of Albuquerque City Council chambers by uniformed officers. But last night’s regular meeting still saw flares of tension as legislators plodded through a thick agenda that included fixes for the maligned police department and crafting of a new city budget. Councilors also … Continue reading

Special Election FAQ
News / Politics

Special Election FAQ

By Marisa Demarco — Who can vote on the abortion issue? Anyone who is registered to vote in the city of Albuquerque can cast their ballots for or against the proposed ordinance. Find out if you’re registered here. What’s this abortion vote about? The proposed ordinance would make it illegal within city limits for someone to perform … Continue reading

Activists Clash with Mayor Over Bosque Plans
Environment / Politics

Activists Clash with Mayor Over Bosque Plans

By Margaret Wright — There’s little disagreement over the essential quality of Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Bosque: The meandering ribbon of riparian forest is a public treasure. But on the eve of city elections, controversy has erupted over how to best use the riverside’s fragile habitat. Mayor Berry’s Rio Grande Vision contains ideas for a range … Continue reading

Austerity Is Bogus
Economy / Opinion / Politics

Austerity Is Bogus

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino — A single issue has pulled Congress into a protracted tug of war over sequestration, the Paul Ryan budget and even cuts in social security. That same issue paralyzes our own state government’s leaders, preventing them from breathing life back into New Mexico’s moribund economic situation. On April 17, the … Continue reading