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Bills at NM Legislature to confront corruption

December 31, 2012 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some of the proposals filed by New Mexico lawmakers before the start of the Legislature’s annual session include bills that aim to confront political corruption and drunken driving.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/W9f3ly) that 35 bills have been filed by House members and another 22 by senators so far for the 60-day legislative session that begins Jan. 15.

Republican Rep. Nate Gentry of Albuquerque has proposed a bill that’s aimed at discouraging bribery, kickbacks and other activities that have caused scandal in state government in the past several years.

The proposal would let judges add a year to the sentences of public officials convicted of specified corruption-related crimes and would Login to read more

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