Episode 828 – Web Extra: State of the State Analysis

This week, The Line looked at the priorities and proposals outlined by Governor Susana Martinez in her 2015 State of the State address.

In this web extra, the panelists debate Governor Martinez’s mention of former Governor Bill Richardson and alleged corruption in state government.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science Professor
Dan Foley, Former NM House Minority Whip
Sophie Martin, Editor, DukeCityFix.com & Attorney
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org

2015 Legislative Session, State of the State Address Analysis

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we head to the Roundhouse in Santa Fe with correspondent Gwyneth Doland. It’s the first week of the 2015 legislative session. We hear how falling oil prices are impacting businesses and the state budget. We also learn about legislation this session that aims to increase the disclosure requirements for lobbyists in New Mexico.

Host Gene Grant and The Line panelists sit down to discuss Governor Martinez’s State of the State address. The governor highlighted her priorities for education and economic development on the opening day of this year’s 60 day session. She also called on lawmakers to work together across party lines.

GUESTS:
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Rep. Bill McCamley, (D – Mesilla Park)
Fred Nathan, Think New Mexico
Sen. William Sharer, (R – Farmington)

LINE PANELISTS:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science Professor
Dan Foley, Former NM House Minority Whip
Sophie Martin, Editor, DukeCityFix.com & Attorney
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org

CORRESPONDENT:
Gwyneth Doland

Host: Gene Grant

The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Sarah Gustavus. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Episode 828 for air January 23, 2015