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November 6, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists focus on important 2020 legislative contests. With progressives now holding key Democratic seats, the Senate may look more favorably on recreational cannabis bills and efforts to repeal a currently unenforceable law that criminalizes abortion. The Line also looks at what having Democratic majorities in both legislative chambers and the governor’s office means for upcoming redistricting. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panelists: 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima   
Lonna Atkeson, UNM political science professor      
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert   

For More Information: 
Dems Make Gains in ABQ Legislative SeatsAlbuquerque Journal 
State Senate Shifts Left With Progressive Wins – NM Political Report 
A 108-Year Barrier Falls as N.M. Gets First Black SenatorSanta Fe New Mexican 
New Mexico State Senate Makes Decisive Left Turn – New Mexico in Depth 
New Mexico Makes History With All-female US House Team – KRQE-TV