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May 1, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss COVID-19 updates, including Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s plan to extend restrictions through May 15. Although her approval rating in a recent poll is at 62%, not everyone views her policies favorably. This includes Mayor Martin Hicks of Grants, who has encouraged others to follow him in defying the governor’s shut-down orders

Host:
Gene Grant 

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Laura E. Sanchez, attorney 

For More Information:
Gov: Stay-at-Home Orders Will be Extended to May 15Santa Fe Reporter
Governor to Extend Order to May 15Albuquerque Journal
New Mexico Will Extend COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders to May 15Silver City Sun News
Mayor Defies New Mexico Governor’s Lockdown OrderAssociated Press
Grants Mayor Defies Governor’s Stay-at-Home OrderSanta Fe New Mexican
Golf Course Reopens, but Most Grants Businesses Stay ShutAlbuquerque Journal
Grants Mayor Has ‘Dismissed’ City Manager for Not Reopening Golf Course – KOB 4
Grants Mayor Facing Two Legal Battles After Defying State Emergency OrderNM Political Report
Poll: Lujan Grisham Gets High Marks for Handling of OutbreakAlbuquerque Journal