NMEW’s Executive Director is an attorney with decades-long legislative experience, having worked as the Head Analyst for the New Mexico State Senate Majority, and as a New Mexico State Senate Judiciary Committee analyst. Kathleen has been an instructor at the law school, university and college level, and has led trainings and strategic planning sessions for diverse entities. Kathleen hosted and produced public affairs and cultural radio programming on Albuquerque’s KUNM Public Radio for many years, garnering awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the NM Associated Press Broadcasters, and the NM Press Women’s Association.
We were happy when the state Legislature passed a measure setting a 36% interest rate cap on small loans in this state, and when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham subsequently signed the bill. Our organization, New Mexico Ethics Watch, published a report shortly before the legislative session began, showing how storefront lenders — allowed to charge […]