Category Archives: Line

The Line: New Mexico Says No to ICE Requests for Data

1307 Line ICE Requests for Data

August 16, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists examine the state’s choice to deny requests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for unrestricted access to New Mexico workforce records.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

State agency denies ICE request for worker records – Albuquerque Journal 

Fearing workplace raids, state rejects ICE request for N.M. workforce records Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico employment department rejects ICE request to access data Deming Headlight

The Line: Rethinking the Public Regulation Commission

1307 Line PRC Reform

August 16, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at the possibility of reshaping New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission, currently an elected body that regulates utilities, telecommunications, and motor carrier industries. The governor and other state leaders are eager to narrow the commission’s scope and redefine how commissioners earn their seats.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

PRC may face major changes within year – Albuquerque Journal 

Anger at public utility regulators’ decisions, inaction fuels move to reform board Santa Fe New Mexican

Rethink the PRC – Think New Mexico