March 24, 2017 – This year’s 60-day legislative session wrapped up last weekend. What’s next? The governor says she will call lawmakers back for a special session to continue debating the state budget. And there are dozens of bills on … Continue reading The Line: Legislative Wrap Up
March 24, 2017 – Albuquerque residents are dealing with construction along Central avenue for the new Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project. The controversial bus line started last year before full funding arrived from the federal government. The project is not … Continue reading The Line: Construction On Albuquerque Rapid Transit Continues, Will Federal Funds Arrive?
March 24, 2017 – The Albuquerque Journal reported this week that applications from international students to UNM are down this year. That might be due to the current political climate in the United States. What might a smaller international student … Continue reading The Line: Applications From International Students Down At UNM
March 17, 2017 – State senators voted this week to override a veto by Governor Susana Martinez on a bill that would have allowed teachers more flexibility to use the full number of sick days in their contracts. Right now, … Continue reading The Line: Senate Overrides Veto By Governor Martinez
March 17, 2017 – This week we learned that New Mexico’s unemployment rate is now the highest in the nation, but there’s a lot to consider when discussing those numbers. Host Gene Grant leads a debate with our Line opinion … Continue reading The Line: What Would It Take To Boost New Mexico’s Economy?
March 17, 2017 – State Senator Steven Neville withdrew one of his bills this week after learning that the company that would benefit from the business deal had donated to Governor Susana Martinez’s campaign and Political Action Committee but those … Continue reading The Line: State Senator Withdraws Bill After Donations Come To Light
March 10, 2017 – Colleges and universities across the state are dealing with falling enrollment and reduced funding from the state. The Albuquerque Journal recently used the word “crisis” in a headline about the troubles facing higher education. Do you … Continue reading The Line: Is Higher Education In “Crisis” In New Mexico?
March 10, 2017 – There are just a few weeks left in the 2017 legislative session. Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists look at some bills that have failed this year and discuss why “dummy bills” reduce transparency … Continue reading The Line: At The Roundhouse This Week
March 10, 2017 – The online retailer Amazon will soon start collecting taxes on items that are shipped to New Mexico. The taxes will go to the state and local communities. Who will win and lose in this policy change? Host … Continue reading The Line: How Online Retail And Ridesharing Are Reshaping Business In NM
March 3, 2017 – The end of this year’s 60-day legislative session is just a few weeks away. Several proposals, such as a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, have already died in committee without making it to the floor of … Continue reading The Line: The Latest Battles In The Roundhouse