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Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, How To Improve Dropout Rates For Young NM Men, Businesses, Downtown ABQ & Crime, Restructuring Behavioral Health System In NM

NMiF: Secretary of State

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver to talk about new proposed rules from her office to increase transparency around political donations and campaign expenses.  

Producer Sarah Gustavus leads a discussion on how to improve dropout rates for young men. New Mexico has the lowest high school graduation rate in the nation but the rate for young men is even lower than for women.

Host Gene Grant leads a debate on the latest news headlines with this week’s Line opinion panelists, including businesses threatening to leave over crime in downtown Albuquerque, and restructuring the behavioral health system in New Mexico.

STUDIO GUESTS:
Maggie Toulouse Oliver, NM Secretary of State
Ezra Spitzer, executive director of New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks
Lorilei Chavez, Native American liaison for Bernalillo High School
Ron Lucero, truancy prevention manager for Albuquerque Public Schools

CORRESPONDENTS:
Gwyneth Doland
Sarah Gustavus

LINE PANELISTS:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP

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The Line: Responding To Crime In Downtown Albuquerque

NMiF: The Line Panel

June 30, 2017 – The tech company Lavu sent a letter recently to Mayor Richard Berry and Governor Susana Martinez about crime in downtown Albuquerque. The company said increasing crime near their offices has forced the local business to consider moving. How should the city respond to crime and homelessness downtown? Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists share their thoughts and talk about potential solutions.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP