Answer Me This
1) State Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez got into a minor scuffle last week with the governor's task force on ethics. He isn't wild about holding a special session to consider ethics bills, as the task force suggested. Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino and Alibi columnist says the package doesn't address one huge ethical problem in the state, which is:
a. Government contracts, like the one for the Bernalillo County Metro Courthouse.
b. Capping campaign contributions.
d. Politicians using expense accounts for personal purchases.
2) In the spring, Mayor Martin Chavez advocated a 13-foot height limit on business signs, which could have potentially spelled the demise of things like the landmark lumberjack near Central and Louisiana. On Monday, the proposal was:
a. Given special status and rushed through the process. Bye bye, lumberjack.
b. Voted on by the City Council and passed.
c. Pulled from the Environmental Planning Commission, though a revised plan is in the works.
d. Voted on by the City Council and discarded.
a. Only those with stomach ailments will be able to become registered users of medical marijuana.
b. The department will relax the requirements for potential cardholders to make it easier for patients to access medical marijuana.
c. The department will only grow high-grade marijuana in an effort to control dosage.
d. The department won't grow and distribute medical marijuana.
a. Lower students' tuition.
b. Get UNM into the Association of American Universities.
c. Decrease class sizes.
d. Expand the scope of graduate programs.