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July 31, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look further into pushback against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and her administration’s public health orders, particularly from some New Mexico mayors who object to closing indoor dining at restaurants. Eighteen mayors signed a letter protesting the governor’s recent op-ed threatening to remove elected officials if they didn’t comply with mandates.   

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panelists: 
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law   
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital  
Steve Terrell, retired reporter, Santa Fe New Mexican   

For More Information: 
Mayors Across New Mexico Respond to Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Op-Ed – KRQE 
Too Many Local Officials Ignoring Health CrisisAlbuquerque Journal 
Restaurants Have Highest Rapid Response Rate – Albuquerque Journal 
New Mexico Restaurants Question Supreme Court’s Authority in COVID-19 Closure BattleCarlsbad Current Argus 
Restaurant Association Files New Lawsuit in Dining Dispute – Albuquerque Journal 
New Mexico’s Public Health Orders Frustrate Businesses That Are StrugglingSanta Fe New Mexican