- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A new report shows retirees and teachers unions are among those who have had the widest lobbying presence at the New Mexico capitol in recent years.

The Center for Public Integrity analyzed lobbying registration data from 2010 through 2014.

In New Mexico, the list includes the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees, AARP, the New Mexico chapter of the National Education Association, the League of Women Voters of New Mexico and the Realtors Association of New Mexico.

Nationally, the analysis also highlighted an 11 percent increase in the number of entities registered to lobby in the 50 states over the five-year period.

However, New Mexico is bucking that trend. A review of state data by The Associated Press shows there are fewer interest groups registered in New Mexico this year than in any year since 2013.

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Online: http://www.publicintegrity.org/2016/02/11/19283/here-are-interests-lobbying-every-statehouse

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