January 10, 2020 – The new year arrived with a literal bang, as several high profile shootings portend a grim year for crime. Where are local leaders in solving the problem and how are we going to know if it’s getting better? The Line opinion panel, with NMiF senior producer Matt Grubs filling in this week for Gene Grant, looks at crime in Albuquerque and the rest of our state.
Line Panelists: Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney
H. Diane Snyder, former NM state senator
January 10, 2020 – New Mexico government coffers are flush with money thanks to the continuing oil boom in the Permian Basin in southeast New Mexico. That has expanded possibilities for more spending on education and other priorities by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in the upcoming legislative session. The robust growth is having numerous impacts on southeast New Mexico. As workers flood into the area for high-paying jobs, traffic is testing the capacity of roads, schools are recruiting teachers from abroad to handle the uptick in students and demand for water by oil and gas drilling operations has prompted legal battles. On this week’s episode, NMIF correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with reporters Jens Gould with the Santa Fe New Mexican and Dan McKay of the Albuquerque Journal about the impacts of the oil boom on New Mexico.
Guests: Jens Gould, Santa Fe New Mexican
Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal