Standing up against corruption is my top priority, and it’s the reason I ran for office in the first place, so it’s not surprising that many people in my district share that priority,” Rep. Trujillo said in a statement. He said NNMP is a group that’s taken an interest in issues he’s been involved in, like water rights and road disputes in northern Santa Fe County, but he’s not tied to the organization.
The coalition gets about $100,000 a year from the DOE and about the same amount combined from its local and tribal government members. The coalition’s annual budget includes $30,000 for travel. Romero told the board Monday she has tried to save the coalition money “as best as possible.”The board was scheduled to consider renewing Romero’s contract Monday but never got to that issue.