Liz Stefanics

Senate District 39

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City: Santa Fe

Would you vote for the creation of an Independent Ethics Commission to provide oversight of the executive and legislative branches of government in New Mexico? Yes with no sitting legislators and legal counsel.

What measures would you take to make New Mexico state government transparent, accessible and accountable to the public? Support transparency in legislative proceedings - an improved legislative website, all hearings available live and by stored webcast, computerized records and archived records.

Would you give permission to the Legislative Council Service to make publicly available the final amounts you personally allocate to various capital outlay projects? Yes

If you think reform of the capital outlay system is needed, how would you reform it? If you don't think reform is needed, give us your reasons. Legislators should still be involved in identifying capital projects but there should be a priority list of appropriate projects - aging infrastructure (water, sewer, buildings, roads) and an amount set aside for quality of life (playgrounds, ball fields).

Does New Mexico need to invest more in early childhood development? If you think it does, in your opinion what is the best way to invest? If you don't think New Mexico needs to invest more, tell us why. A small percent of our permanent fund could bbe utilized for early pre k and pre k but the services need to be phased in as we do not have the state infrastructure to handle all children at the beginning.

What measures would you take to improve the state's long-term economy? Improve statewide broadband, transportation routes, and education.

Would you support the legalization of cannabis for adult recreational use in New Mexico? Why or why not? Yes, after the voters statewide made a decision. It could be a new revenue producer but many conditions would be needed - no minors, health and public safety issues addressed, banking, etc