Disclosure Laws

Common Cause New Mexico is working to pass constitutional disclosure laws in New Mexico. Senator Peter Wirth has introduced legislation to restore the enforceability of the Campaign Reporting Act (CRA) and to adapt the CRA to modern methods of campaigning.

Since the CRA was enacted, the courts have developed restrictions on the authority of governments to regulate campaign speech. Under these rules, several key provisions of the CRA have been invalidated by the courts. Additionally, there are now numerous national and local independent groups participating in state elections in a variety of ways, ranging from campaign ads coordinated with candidates to an occasional ad mentioning a public official who is running for reelection.

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Common Cause New Mexico today unveiled its statewide Legislative Summary and Scorecard, recording the votes of legislators on its priority transparency, ethics and good government issues during the 2015 and 2016 sessions. The scorecard reports the...

2015-2016 Legislative Scorecard
June 30, 2016

In April, Common Cause New Mexico sent out surveys to all of the NM State House and NM State Senate candidates, both incumbents and challengers, for their response to issues that are centrally important to us and our membership. Common Cause does...

2016 New Mexico Candidate Surveys
May 4, 2016

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