♦House Representative Jim Dines does not accept free meals or gifts. See KRQE’s coverage

http://krqe.com/2015/03/17/freshman-lawmaker-determined-to-pay-my-own-way-at-the-roundhouse/


♦House Representative Jim Dines at press conference on his Ethics Commission Resolution after Senate Rules Committee Hearing

Preview YouTube video House Representative Jim Dines speaks to the Press


♦House Representative Jim Dines interviewed on KOB discussing new Mental Health Law

http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/new-nm-law-will-allow-doctors-families-to-petition-for-court-ordered-mental-health-services/4159637/?cat=500#.V1NGF1d9flI


More coverage on House Representative Jim Dines’ Ethics Commission Resolution

2016 Ethics Commission News Clips

1/13/2016

♦AP/Roswell Daily Record: New Mexico governor to add ethics to legislative agenda

http://rdrnews.com/wordpress/blog/2016/01/13/new-mexico-governor-to-add-ethics-to-legislative-agenda/


 

♦KOB: House Republican pushes for state ethics commission

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s4016661.shtml#.VpfTRfkrLVY


♦KRQE: House Republican pushes for state ethics commission

http://krqe.com/ap/house-republican-pushes-for-state-ethics-commission/


♦SF Reporter: Balancing Corruption with the Budget

http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-11442-balancing-corruption-with-the-budget.html


♦ABQ Journal: Dem leader pushes ethics bills

http://www.abqjournal.com/705132/news/dem-leader-pushes-ethics-bills.html


♦AP/Washington Times: New Mexico governor to add ethics to legislative agenda

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/13/new-mexico-governor-to-add-ethics-to-legislative-a/


1/14/2016:

♦ABQ Journal: Hooray for online voter registration

http://www.abqjournal.com/705684/opinion/hooray-for-online-voter-registration.html


♦AP/KRQE/Deming Headlight/Carlsbad Current-Argus/Silver City Sun News: Crime, education steer legislative agenda in New Mexico

http://krqe.com/2016/01/14/crime-education-steer-legislative-agenda-in-new-mexico/


♦KUNM: New Mexico To Sue EPA Over Gold King Mine Spill

http://kunm.org/post/new-mexico-sue-epa-over-gold-king-mine-spill#stream/0


1/16/2016:

♦Las Cruces Sun-News: Driver’s license issue tops agenda this session

http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/new-mexico/2016/01/15/drivers-license-issue-tops-agenda-session/78819112/


1/17/206:

♦ABQ Journal: 2016 Legislative Agenda

http://www.abqjournal.com/707447/news/agenda.html


1/18/2016

♦SF New Mexican: Voters want tougher ethics laws, Common Cause survey says

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/voters-want-tougher-ethics-laws-common-cause-survey-says/article_fe20d283-462d-5997-a181-3245c1c95132.html


♦Farmington Daily Times: Politics of public safety take center stage

http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/local/new-mexico/2016/01/18/politics-public-safety-take-center-stage/78979430/


♦NM Political Report: Driver’s licenses, DWI penalties and ethics: A final look at House pre-filed legislation

http://nmpoliticalreport.com/27856/drivers-licenses-dwi-penalties-and-ethics-a-final-look-at-house-pre-filed-legislation/


1/19/2016:

♦AP/KOB/KRQE/ABQ Journal: New Mexico poll weighs support for campaign finance reforms

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s4021469.shtml#.Vp5eMvkrLVb

http://www.abqjournal.com/708423/news-around-the-region/new-mexico-poll-weighs-support-for-campaign-finance-reforms.html


♦NM In Depth: Gov. Martinez Uses Speech to Encourage Government Reform

http://nmindepth.com/2016/01/19/gov-martinez-uses-speech-to-encourage-government-reform/


 1/20/2016:

♦KRWG: Martinez Calls For Some Government Reforms

http://krwg.org/post/martinez-calls-some-government-reforms


1/22/2016:

♦Los Alamos Daily Post: Lawmaker Pre-files Resolution To Clean Up Unethical Public Officials And Employees

http://www.ladailypost.com/content/lawmaker-pre-files-resolution-clean-unethical-public-officials-and-employees


♦KRWG: Will our wishes come true this session? (Some already have!)

http://krwg.org/post/will-our-wishes-come-true-session-some-already-have


1/29/2016:

♦ABQ Journal: Ethics commission gets OK from House panel, but faces long road ahead

http://www.abqjournal.com/714568/abqnewsseeker/ethics-commission-gets-ok-from-house-panel-but-faces-long-road-ahead.html


♦Santa Fe New Mexican: Legislative roundup, Jan. 29, 2016

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/legislative-roundup-jan/article_fa3157cd-8eab-563b-8606-41806b2f2fc2.html


KRQE: Ethics commission plan, Return to Work advances in New Mexico

http://krqe.com/2016/01/29/ethics-commission-plan-return-to-work-advances-in-new-mexico/


KOB: Legislation passes committee that would create independent ethics commission

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s4032901.shtml#.VtDFd_krLVb


♦NM Political Report: Ethics commission moves forward despite concerns

http://nmpoliticalreport.com/29687/ethics-commission-moves-forward-despite-concerns-nmleg/


2/1/2016:

♦KSFR: Feb. 1 First News: Legislative Slowdown Expected As GOP Bills Move to Senate-Listen

http://ksfr.org/post/feb-1-first-news-legislative-slowdown-expected-gop-bills-move-senate-listen#stream/0


2/2/2016:

♦NM Political Report: Despite concerns, ethics commission heads to House floor

http://nmpoliticalreport.com/30325/30325-nmleg/


2/3/2016:

Taos News: Legislative roundup: Feb. 3

http://www.taosnews.com/news/article_923c9584-ca1f-11e5-94d2-8f2963817559.html


2/4/2016:

♦The Independent: The Latest, And Best, Ethics Commission Push

http://edgewood.news/latest-best-ethics-commission-push/


2/9/2016:

ABQ Journal: House passes measure to create ethics commission

http://www.abqjournal.com/721371/news/ethics-commission-passes-house-on-50-10-vote.html


♦ABQ Journal: Editorial: Bipartisan effort to bring ethics reform long overdue

http://www.abqjournal.com/720634/opinion/bipartisan-effort-to-bring-ethics-reform-long-overdue.html


♦Santa Fe New Mexican: House passes ethics commission legislation

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/blogs/politics/house-passes-ethics-commission-legislation/article_cc1e3cee-cfab-11e5-b9e9-032294cd50d7.html


2/10/2016:

ABQ Journal: House passes measure to create ethics commission

http://www.abqjournal.com/721435/news/house-passes-measure-to-create-ethics-panel-2.html


♦NM Political Report: Independent ethics committee legislation heads to Senate

http://nmpoliticalreport.com/31440/31440-nmleg/


2/11/2016:

♦ABQ Journal: Corruption, scandals bad for NM business

http://www.abqjournal.com/721931/opinion/corruption-scandals-bad-for-nm-business.html


♦Los Alamos Daily Post: House Approves Bipartisan Proposal To Establish An Independent Ethics Commission

http://www.ladailypost.com/content/house-approves-bipartisan-proposal-establish-independent-ethics-commission


♦Taos News: Ethics commission proposal reaches state Senate

http://www.taosnews.com/news/article_cf0666f0-d06b-11e5-be87-13ad946c4432.html


2/13/2016:

♦NMPolitics.Net: It’s time to create a transparent ethics commission

http://nmpolitics.net/index/2016/02/its-time-to-create-a-transparent-ethics-commission/


Santa Fe New Mexican: Budget concerns cast cloud over session in final stretch

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/budget-concerns-cast-cloud-over-session-in-final-stretch/article_6e68b949-73ae-5a42-affa-eda39659a793.html


♦Santa Fe New Mexican: An invisible governor?

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/local_columns/an-invisible-governor/article_9a6c9105-35b7-59a2-8754-0ce8e8857ec3.html


2/15/2016:

♦NM Political Report: No decision on ethics commission until tomorrow

http://nmpoliticalreport.com/32290/no-decision-on-ethics-commission-until-tomorrow-nmleg/


2/16/2016:

♦ABQ Journal: Ethics commission hits dead end in Senate panel

http://www.abqjournal.com/724698/abqnewsseeker/ethics-commission-hits-dead-end-in-senate-panel.html


♦Santa Fe New Mexican/NMPolitics.Net: With Senate committee about to make it ‘toothless,’ Dines withdraws ethics commission bill

http://nmpolitics.net/index/2016/02/with-senate-committee-about-to-make-it-toothless-dines-withdraws-ethics-commission-bill/


♦AP: New Mexico Legislature drops ethics commission plan

http://www.ddtonline.com/article_49015e83-5572-5669-9763-5492ad9c44a2.html


♦NM Political Report: Ethics commission dies in Senate again

http://nmpoliticalreport.com/32419/ethics-commission-dies-again-nmleg/


♦Clovis News Journal: Legislative roundup — Feb. 16

http://www.cnjonline.com/2016/02/16/legislative-roundup-feb-16/


♦NM Political Report: A brief history of the Legislature rejecting ethics commissions

http://nmpoliticalreport.com/32322/a-brief-history-of-the-legislature-rejecting-ethics-commissions-nmleg/


♦NM In Depth: Senate committee kills ethics and transparency reform measures

http://nmindepth.com/2016/02/16/senate-committee-kills-ethics-and-transparency-reform-measures/


♦KRWG: New Mexico Senate committee kills ethics and transparency reform measures

http://krwg.org/post/new-mexico-senate-committee-kills-ethics-and-transparency-reform-measures


♦You Tube: New Mexico State Ethics Commission dies in Senate Rules Committee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYCQwPAP3KA


♦You Tube: House Representative Jim Dines speaks to the Press

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sHWaGW9J7A


2/17/2016:

ABQ Journal: AG Balderas disappointed with ethics, pension forfeiture legislation

http://www.abqjournal.com/725655/politics/ag-balderas-disappointed-with-ethics-pension-forfeiture-legislation.html


NM Political Report: Senators: We didn’t kill ethics commission

http://nmpoliticalreport.com/32668/senators-we-didnt-kill-ethics-commission-nmleg/


KUNM: No Ethics Commission This Year

http://kunm.org/post/no-ethics-commission-year#stream/0


2/18/2016:

Santa Fe New Mexican: Legislative roundup, Feb. 18, 2016

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/legislative-roundup-feb/article_1d7e47ab-60f7-512b-afde-d086a2dbf9f9.html


KUNM: Why No Ethics Commission This Year?

http://kunm.org/post/why-no-ethics-commission-year#stream/0


♦Rio Grande Sun: Legislators Protect Themselves in Ethics War

http://www.riograndesun.com/articles/2016/02/20/opinion/editorials/doc56c507a9b77f7833165334.txt


♦Carlsbad Current-Argus: House GOP improving government transparency in NM

http://www.currentargus.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/02/18/house-gop-improving-government-transparency-nm/80577504/


2/20/2016:

♦Santa Fe New Mexican: Reader View: Year of reform? Not in 2016

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/reader-view-year-of-reform-not-in/article_f6865e17-7eee-5376-9128-af962aeaa772.html


♦Farmington Daily Times: Push continues for ethics reform at state level

http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/politics/2016/02/20/push-continues-ethics-reform-state-level/80619726/


2/22/2016:

♦NM Political Report: Session Recap: Once again, ethics failures outweigh successes

http://nmpoliticalreport.com/33321/once-again-ethics-failures-outweigh-wins-nmleg/


2/23/2016:

♦NMPolitics.Net: The charade is over; it’s time to create an ethics commission

http://nmpolitics.net/index/2016/02/the-charade-is-over-its-time-to-create-an-ethics-commission/


2/24/2016:

♦Carlsbad Current-Agus: Politically motivated complaints prevents ethics reform

http://www.currentargus.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/02/24/politically-motivated-complaints-prevents-ethics-reform/80869530/


♦ABQ Free Press: Ethics Reform Dies Yet Again

http://www.freeabq.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Vol-III-Issue-4-February-24-2016.pdf


2/25/2016:

♦ABQ Journal: 2016 session was short, productive

http://www.abqjournal.com/729779/opinion/2016-session-was-short-productive.html


♦NM Political Report: The year of ethics reform that wasn’t

http://nmpoliticalreport.com/33771/the-year-of-ethics-reform-that-wasnt/