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January 29, 2021 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists analyze Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s State of the State address. In a departure from pre-COVID tradition, the address was pre-recorded, then broadcast and streamed one week after the beginning of the legislative session. The Line panel looks at some of the key issues the Governor talked about – such as opening schools February 8. They also look at a noticeable omission; no mention was made of overturning the law still on the state’s books that criminalizes abortion. The segment also includes several excerpts from the governor’s speech. 

This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio and the Santa Fe Reporter. Support for public media (NMPBS and KUNM) provided by the Thornburg Foundation. 

Host: Gene Grant  

The Line Opinion Panel:     
Dede Feldman, former state senator  
Dan Foley, former state representative   
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative  
Eric Griego, former state senator 

For More Information: 
Governor’s Speech and Annotated Text of the Speech – Your NM Gov Project 

New Mexico Governor: Schools Will Reopen in February  – Associated Press
In State of State, Lujan Grisham Announces Initiative to Get Students Back in Classrooms  – Santa Fe New Mexican 

Gov. Lujan Grisham References Grief, Education and the Economy During State Of The State – KOB 4 

Biden’s Pause on Oil Cause for Big Concern in New Mexico  – Associated Press 

New Mexico Officials Taken Aback By Biden Assault On Oil And Gas  – Forbes column 

Moratorium Order Shocks NM Oil Industry  – Albuquerque Journal  

Advocates for abortion ban repeal start off first full week of New Mexico Legislature – NM Political Report