Elijah Nix’s First Prize Winning Essay (2020) Means To An End In 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, bringing a swift end to WWII. This action, however, came at a cost: many . . . EthicsNOW Ep008: Jeff Proctor Kathleen Sabo speaks with journalist Jeff Proctor on transparent and ethical policing. Jeff is the Contributing Editor for the Santa Fe Reporter and an . . . SECOND ETHICS COMMISSION MEETING TO BE HELD IN LAS CRUCES ON AUGUST 2ND! The five current commissioners will hold their second meeting in Las Cruces, on August 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the NM . . . FOUR LEGISLATIVELY APPOINTED COMMISSIONERS TO CHOOSE FINAL TWO! Following the final appointments by legislative leaders and the governor, the four legislatively-appointed commissioners are looking to fill the final two . . . LESA RAE WATERER’S FIRST PLACE ETHICS ESSAY What Does Being Ethical Mean To Me? Across the world, millions of people suffer injustices caused by unethical practices every day. They are treated . . . NMEW’s Inaugural Ethics Essay Contest Winners Announced! On July 15th, NMEW held what will become an annual event, Ethics in New Mexico: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going, featuring . . . TAYLOR ROGERS’ SECOND PLACE ETHICS ESSAY What Does it Mean to be Ethical Within our world of skeptical and moral questions, we ask amongst ourselves what is right and wrong in the play of a . . . TINA MEMARIAN’S THIRD PLACE ESSAY What does being ethical mean to you? According to Merriam Webster the word ethical comes from ethics and means a set of moral principles : a theory or . . . First Two Ethics Commission Commissioners Are Named The first two commissioners to the fledgling ethics commission have been named: Santa Fe Attorney Stuart Bluestone; and Frances Williams of Las Cruces. . . . THE ENTRIES ARE IN! The entries for NMEW’s inaugural ethics essay contest are in! Many thanks to the students who took the time to explore the topic, “What . . . The State Ethics Commission Act is now on the governor’s desk awaiting her signature! When, on the last day of the legislative session, the New Mexico State Senate concurred with the House Amendments to SB 668, the State Ethics Commission . . . SB 668: As amended, moves to the House floor! [Editor’s Note: For those of you unfamiliar with the legislative process – and sometimes even for those of us who are! – the process can . . . SB 668: A NEW ETHICS COMMISSION BILL ARISES! In the wake of the inability to get HB 4 and the short-lived Senate Rules Committee (SRC) Substitute for SB 619 and HB 4 out of the Rules Committee, Sen. . . . State Ethics Commission Act (HB 4) and NMEW’s Essential Elements Yesterday, we provided an update of where HB 4 (Rep. Daymon Ely) and SB 619 (Sen. Linda Lopez) are in the legislative system at this point. We thought . . . State Ethics Commission Act Bills: Where Are They? Eleven days left in the 2019 legislative session and counting! To date, two State Ethics Commission Act bills have been introduced: HB 4 and SB 619. . . . SB 619: State Ethics Commission Act And then there were two! Yesterday, SB 619, the second piece of ethics commission enabling legislation was introduced in the Senate. The bill differs . . . HB 4: State Ethics Commission Act The first ethics commission enabling legislation, HB 4, was introduced on February 11th. We’re hearing talk of a substitute bill being introduced in . . . ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR AN INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMISSION At the end of last week, New Mexico Ethics Watch (NMEW) released its “Essential Elements for an Independent Ethics Commission” document, to . . . Ethics Commission Funding: How Much is Enough? When almost three-quarters of those voting on the constitutional amendment creating an independent ethics commission signaled their approval for the . . . We’re Here For You! The legislative session is a week away! To date, no ethics commission enabling legislation has been pre-filed. (You can check the legislative website here . . . Activities of An Ethics Commission The City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission published a “Strategic Plan and Performance Measurements” document in 2017. Here’s what it . . . Soon, soon… (and we’re prepared!) With pre-filing of legislation underway since mid-December, it’s just a matter of time before ethics commission enabling legislation is introduced by . . . October Edition of e-News Online In late September 2018, New Mexico Ethics Watch (NMEW) released its third Financial Disclosure Act report, Third Time, No Charm: Continuing Issues with the . . . New Mexico Ethics Watch Hires New Executive Director New Mexico Ethics Watch announced today that its Board of Directors has hired Kathleen Sabo as the organization’s next Executive Director. Sabo is . . . August Edition of e-News Online In case you missed it… download a copy of our August e-News, Watching the Watchers, August 2017 edition. Don’t forget to sign up for our . . . July Edition of e-News Online In case you missed it… download a copy of our July e-News, Watching the Watchers, July 2017 edition. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly . . . Upcoming Events Scroll down to see upcoming events where Douglas Carver will be a guest speaker. Meetings are open to the general public. NMEW is a non-partisan . . . NMEW Executive Director Speaks to Albuquerque Journal on Ethics Commission Proposal Douglas Carver comments on the proposed statewide Ethics Commission in an interview with Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal Reporter. Click here to read the . . . New Mexico Ethics Watch Statement on the Inclusion of the Statewide Ethics Commission on the Interim Courts, Corrections, and Justice Committee 2017 Work Plan New Mexico Ethics Watch is pleased that the Interim Courts, Corrections, and Justice Committee has included the statewide Ethics Commission on the . . . June Edition of e-News Online In case you missed it… download a copy of our June e-News, Watching the Watchers, June 2017 edition. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly . . . An Ethics Commission? Not quite. You may have heard the news – New Mexico is getting an ethics commission! Except not only does the commission need to be approved by the voters, but the . . . The Progress of HB 291, Amending the Financial Disclosure Act New Mexico Ethics Watch Releases Statement on the Progress of HB 291, Amending the Financial Disclosure Act New Mexico Ethics Watch applauds the . . . Statement on SB 299, Amending the Whistleblower Protection Act Senator Jacob Candelaria recently introduced SB 299 for consideration this Legislative Session, a bill that amends key portions of the Whistleblower . . . NMEW Executive Director Appears on SantaFe.com Follow the link and listen to NMEW Executive Director, Douglas Carver discuss NM Ethics issues on SantaFe.com. . . .