2021

Issue Spotlight:
Why Good Legislation Dies

Most people in New Mexico, even those who know very little about how legislation is made in the state, know that we have a “citizen legislature.” In fact, New Mexico is the only state that does not pay its legislators, although they do get a per diem to cover the costs of being in Santa Fe during the session. …

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2021

Quick Hits

Impact of oil and gas revenues on legislative process: State appropriators are always concerned about whether or not the level of oil and gas development activity will generate enough state revenue to keep critical agencies functioning properly. …

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2021 Elected Spotlight

New Voices

The 2018 elections drastically shifted the political landscape with the election of Governor Lujan Grisham and a stronger majority pro-conservation House. The Governor made it clear from her first day in office that she wanted to create a climate-focused administration by signing a critical Executive Order on Climate. …

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Past Scorecard Highlights, Issues and Spotlights

2020

Quick Hits: Highlights from the 2020 Session

After expiring in 2016, this year we saw the re-establishment of the rooftop solar tax credit thanks to the persistence and advocacy of Senator Mimi Stewart. SB 29 allows taxpayers to claim 10% of the cost of a rooftop solar installation up to $6,000. This tax credit had a demonstrable impact…
2020

Elected Spotlight: Public Regulation Commission

State leadership doesn’t stop at the Capitol building. New Mexico has numerous appointed and elected bodies at the state and local level that shape the way our state moves forward, including the Public Regulation Commission (PRC). The PRC is a five-member elected body that is tasked with ensuring fair and reasonable…
2020

Issue Spotlight: New Mexico’s Budget Process

It’s difficult to overstate what a historic year 2019 was for conservation in New Mexico. The first session of the Lujan Grisham administration represented a tremendously ambitious leap right out of the gate. The Energy Transition Act took New Mexico from the middle of the pack in renewable energy adoption to a…
2020
2020 Scorecard Dedication
2019
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Grade: A
2019
Quick Hits: Highlights from the 2019 Session
2019
Issue Spotlight:
The Energy Transition Act
2017-2018
Stories + Themes of the 2017 – 2018 Legislature
2017-2018
Moving Toward Clean Energy in the Four Corners Region
2017-2018
The 2017 Renewable Portfolio Standard
2015-2016
Aubrey Dunn and the Politics of Pollution
2015-2016
The Solar Tax Credits and You
2013-2014
What is “pre-emption,” and why should I worry?
2015-2016
Stories of the ’15 and ’16 Sessions
2015-2016
2015-2016 Champions
2013-2014
Foul Legacy: Susana Martinez and the Politics of Pollution
2013-2014
2013-2014 Highlights & Lowlights
2013-2014
Economic Development Utility Rates
2013-2014
Heroes & Zeroes
2013-2014
2013-2014 Champions
2013-2014
What the heck is a P3?
2013-2014
The Fight for the WQCC
2011-2012
2011-2012 Green Deeds & Duds
2011-2012
The Flip Side: 2011-2012 Sessions in Review
2011-2012
Governor Susana Martinez’s Inauspicious Start
2011-2012
Open and Transparent?
2011-2012
The Flip Side: 2011 session in review