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February 24, 2017 – Proposals to create an independent ethics commission have been introduced in many legislative sessions but have never passed. Is the political climate any different in 2017? Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists discuss ethics … Continue reading The Line: Is This The Year An Ethics Bill Will Pass The Legislature?

February 24, 2017 – Lawmakers in Santa Fe continued to debate the future state budget this week. Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists sat down in the New Mexico PBS studio to discuss the partisan divide in these … Continue reading The Line: Political Wrangling Over the State Budget

February 24, 2017 – The Trump administration has signaled that there will be changes in how the Department of Homeland Security handles deportations. It’s still unclear what this might mean for people living in New Mexico without legal documentation. Host … Continue reading The Line: Immigration Enforcement in New Mexico

February 17, 2017 – State Senator Jacob Candelaria and State Representative Andrés Romero introduced legislation this session that would outlaw conversion therapy in New Mexico, which would include: “any practice or treatment that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or … Continue reading The Line: State Lawmakers Consider Bill To Ban Conversion Therapy

February 17, 2017 – A lawsuit filed recently against Sandia National Laboratories alleges a pattern of discrimination against women in pay, performance evaluations, and promotions. The Albuquerque Journal reported this week on the allegations of three women: Sandia labs sued … Continue reading The Line: Lawsuit Alleges Gender Discrimination at Sandia Labs

February 17, 2017 – Santa Fe city councilors are considering two resolutions that would address how local law enforcement works with immigration officers. President Trump says he will withhold federal funding from communities like Santa Fe that have identified themselves … Continue reading The Line: Sanctuary Cities In New Mexico

February 3, 2017 – Michael Coleman of the Albuquerque Journal reported earlier this week about New Mexico’s declining population. Coleman points to a fall in oil and gas prices, which led to fewer jobs and lower state revenue in recent … Continue reading The Line: States Around Us Are Growing, But New Mexico’s Population Stagnant

February 3, 2017 – On the Line this week, the panel discusses what’s at stake in the upcoming elections for the Albuquerque Public Schools board and the Central New Mexico Community College governing board, which will be held February 7. … Continue reading The Line: Albuquerque Public Schools Board Elections

February 3, 2017 – President Donald Trump used his executive authority last week to restrict access to the United States from certain Muslim-majority countries. UNM and NMSU, along with institutions across the U.S., have urged students who are affected by … Continue reading The Line: Trump Executive Order And NM Reactions

January 27, 2017 – President Trump announced this week that former congresswoman Heather Wilson is his pick to lead the Air Force. Wilson represented New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District from 1998 to 2009. She is currently the president of the … Continue reading The Line: Former Rep. Heather Wilson Is Pres. Trump’s Pick To Head Air Force

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