The 2013 legislative session is finally and literally in the books. The deadline for the governor to sign or veto bills has passed. This week, the Line opinion panel dissects the session’s two biggest bills – the budget and the capital outlay bill. The group will also look at notable vetoes and signatures by the governor.
Albuquerque Public Schools may soon chart its own course for teacher evaluations. The move would fly in the face of the state Public Education Department and comes amid a nationwide debate about how best to measure the effectiveness of educators.
The panel explores the coming battles over gun rights legislation and immigration policies at the national level. The Line then goes on the clock to discuss some of the week’s other notable headlines.
Founder of the wildly popular online venture “Inhabitants of Burque,” Leo York is in studio with Gene Grant. York’s project started as an effort to chronicle fashionable people spotted on the streets of Albuquerque and morphed into a full-scale storytelling venture that focuses on the lives of the people who make the Duke City the vibrant place that it is today.
GUEST: Leo York, Founder, Inhabitants of Burque
LINE GUEST PANELIST: Dan Boyd, Reporter, Albuquerque Journal
Dan Foley, Former New Mexico House Republican Whip
Sophie Martin, Editor in Chief, New Mexico Law Review
Laura Sanchez, Attorney
HOST/COMMENTATOR: Gene Grant
The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Matt Grubs. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation. Subscribe to the New Mexico in Focus Podcast on iTunes.
Episode 641 for air April 12, 2013