Natalie R Figueroa

House District 30

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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. The more transparent our government is, the greater chance we have of restoring public trust.

What measures would you take to make New Mexico state government transparent, accessible and accountable to the public? Finance limits and reporting should be the same for candidates and PACs. All use of public money should be transparent, including capital outlay.

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. This should be required of all legislators.

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. Outlay projects and infrastructure needs of New Mexico need to be identified and prioritized openly. Not chosen in a haphazard manner.

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. Outlay projects and infrastructure needs of New Mexico need to be identified and prioritized openly. Not chosen in a haphazard manner.

What measures would you take to improve the state's long-term economy? Diversify revenue sources and invest in our infrastructure and education systems.

Would you support the legalization of cannabis for adult recreational use in New Mexico? Why or why not? Regulation and taxation would be a potential revenue stream, but the long-term health costs need to be explored and could prove prohibitive.