Cisco McSorley

Senate District 16

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City: Albuquerque

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 but the constitutional amendment needed work. I was disgusted with the way the sponsor acted. No effort to find consensus.

What measures would you take to make New Mexico state government transparent, accessible and accountable to the public? Expand the portal and make it more user friendly. Expand the freedom of information act and Public records act.

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. Yes make it more transparent but I will not hand over to the Governor all of the money. Each legislator should retain money for critical infrastructure for their districts. Governors have proven to be too political in the way they hand out capitol. This Governor has totally undermined the Water Trust Board for instance.

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. Yes we need more money for Pre K and early childhood programs and full funding for Medicaid.

What measures would you take to improve the state's long-term economy? Invest larger parts of the Permanent fund in infrastructure in amount other things our schools, water systems, highways, high speed internet connectivity, and environmental cleanup of our waterways and soils.

Would you support the legalization of cannabis for adult recreational use in New Mexico? Why or why not? Yes, yes, yes. And I would tax at 30% and direct that money to public schools, and health care including behavioral health.