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The New Mexico Legislature … A Tangled Web Of Relationships And Potential Conflicts Of Interest

Lobbyist Scott Scanland

The New Mexican


Scott Scanland, one of the most influential lobbyists in the New Mexico Legislature, recently surveyed a Senate committee room during a hearing on a bill aimed at more stringently regulating electronic tobacco products.

Scanland represents Altria Client Services Inc., parent company of tobacco giant Phillip Morris USA and a variety of other tobacco and cigar brands. Altria also has a 35 percent ownership stake in JUUL Labs Inc., a leading e-vapor company.

The lobbyist happens to be married to state Rep. Doreen Gallegos, 


House Advances Bipartisan Public Safety Bill Package

New Mexican

New Mexico lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee advanced a bipartisan package of public safety measures Saturday that proponents said are aimed at reducing violent crime in communities across the state and aiding law enforcement officers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Provisions in the omnibus package that would provide funding to train officers in “community-oriented policing” and ease access to treatment for officers with PTSD received broad support from the law enforcement community, advocacy groups and committee members.


CIR Presents Former U.S. Ambassador At Large For War Crimes Issues David Scheffer Feb. 20

David Scheffer

CIR News:

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) has announced that the former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001) David Scheffer will speak 5-7 p.m., Feb. 20 at Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.

Ambassador Scheffer will discuss his latest book, The Sit Room: In the Theater of War and Peace (Oxford 2019), focusing on foreign policy under the Trump Administration. Generously supported by the Quezada Jacobs Family Agency: Allstate Insurance.

The Sit Room is a compelling story about the day by day decision-making that transpired


On The Job In Los Alamos: With Ministerial Alliance

On the job Tuesday morning at Pig n Fig in White Rock are Jennifer Jenson and Kristy Dean Nadler as they inform members of the Ministerial Alliance of the upcoming workshop: ‘Safeguarding Your Flock In A Contemporary World Concerning Sexual Violence Prevention For Church Leaders’. The workshop is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21, at Pueblo Canyon Inn, 199 San Ildefonso Road. The registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch. For information and registration, visit or call 858.245.3815. #worklosalamos  #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


NM Senate Approves High-Profile Gun Legislation

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks about the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act passed Friday by the Senate. She is flanked by the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Joseph Cervantes, to her right; Rep. Daymon Ely, far right, and Rep. Joy Garratt, left, as well as Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth. Photo by Jens Gould/New Mexican

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks about the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act passed Friday by the Senate. Photo by Jens Gould/New Mexican


The New Mexican

The New Mexico Senate approved high-profile gun legislation in a narrow vote Friday, likely clearing