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Budget Windfall Anticipated

September 3, 2021 The Line opinion panel takes a closer look at the implications of a predicted $1.4 billion surplus in the state’s next budget year. Lawmakers and the governor are already rolling out ideas to spend it, while others caution against yet another ratcheting up of the state’s baseline costs. The group weighs the likelihood that crime legislation – and funding – will be a centerpiece of the 2022 legislative session. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Guests: 
Rebecca Latham, CEO, Girl Scouts of NM  
Sophie Martin, attorney  
Edmund Perea, attorney & public safety consultant 

For More Information: 
New Mexico projects nearly $1.4 billion budget windfallSanta Fe New Mexican 
Expected revenue in New Mexico skyrockets by $1 billion – KOB-4 
New Mexico Flush With Cash as Revenues Climb, Oil Recovers – Associated Press 
Sky-high revenue bolstered by surging oil, natural gas productionAlbuquerque Journal 
Gov. Lujan Grisham to ask for $100M for 1,000 more police officers across New Mexico – KOB-4 


This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.