Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Career as a Psychic in Shambles

In my story in today's New Mexican about various ethics, corruption and campaign finance reform bills, I mentioned Sen. Peter Wirth's SB547.

I boldly proclaimed the bill, "is showing no signs of life in the Senate Rules Committee — which in the past several years has served as the burial ground for various ethics proposals."

I'll stand by my "burial ground" statement. But it's not true for Wirth's bill. The good senator contacted me to inform me the bill passed out of Senate Rules this morning on a unanimous vote.

I wrote about the bill last week. It goes now to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

UPDATES 1:25 pm: Another bill that my story focused on, Rep. Nate Gentry's HB378, passed the House by a unanimous vote a few minutes ago.

7:15 pm: The link I had to last week's story has been changed. Initially incorrectly linked to an editorial that was based on my story.