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What do YOU think is the most urgent issue facing New Mexico?

Help us select the topic for the 2016 statewide town hall by taking a quick survey on the important issues confronting our state. As a citizen you know what is important in your community, and we need your advice!

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Anonymous Commented on 29-May-2015 05:16 PM

What about fixing the alcohol density problem in low income communities like Gallup/McKinley County by allowing their elected officials to control liquor licences numbers & approvals?

Anonymous Commented on 29-May-2015 06:51 PM

Wildlife management has been handled in an increasingly poor away in recent years. A healthy and proper mix of wildlife is essential to a healthy state and a healthy ecosystem. Healthy ecosystem and the help of the wildlife adds greatly to the quality of life in New Mexico, enhances recreation, and attracts tourists. In addition, the tremendous disregard that's been demonstrated for wildlife on the state level tarnishes the image of the state. This situation has deteriorated and become serious enough that I believe this issue should rise to the top of the list of state concerns.

Anonymous Commented on 29-May-2015 07:17 PM

A state where UNM is the flagship University has no chance to be successful. Until something more than a community college is the Flagship University representing NM, there will be no improvement.

Anonymous Commented on 30-May-2015 06:34 AM

Ethics in our government - Without it, everything else is just a band aid.

Institutional Corruption - When there is systematic and strategic influence which is legal or even currently ethical that undermines the institutions effectiveness by diverting it from its purpose, including weakening either the public's trust in that institution or the institution's inherent trustworthiness.

Anonymous Commented on 30-May-2015 07:22 AM

My answer is the definition of Institutional Corruption with a New Mexico twist -
"When there is systematic and strategic influence which 'IS NOT' legal or even currently ethical that undermines the institutions effectiveness by diverting it from its purpose, including weakening either the public's trust in that institution or the institution's inherent trustworthiness."

Anonymous Commented on 30-May-2015 11:01 AM

Police community relations

Anonymous Commented on 31-May-2015 06:32 AM

Early childhood education AND jobs.

Anonymous Commented on 31-May-2015 08:29 AM



Chronic inability to compete with Denver and Phoenix on economic development

Anonymous Commented on 01-Jun-2015 07:46 AM

Lack of dependable water resources for future growth and maintenance of existing uses and needs.

Anonymous Commented on 01-Jun-2015 05:10 PM

I can not speak to the problems of the state, however in Albuquerque homelessness is the biggest issue and causes a compiled list of problems; for example the city owns a large number of properties that could be used for the homeless, but refuses to deal with the problem in the city even though the federal McKinney - Vento Act directly requires that all government properties that could be used for homeless prevention purposes will be made available and reported through HUD in the Federal registrar.
Our sate could adopt a similar program or extend the federal act to include all state municipalities, if real estate were freed for use by nonprofit programs we could solve a great deal of problems that nonprofits eagerly want to address and as a side effect reduce criminal behavior and lower crime rates and drug use, increasing police response times and even tourism....

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