January 22, 2021 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the first week of the New Mexico Legislature’s 60-day session. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this gathering of lawmakers will be very different from those of previous years. Panelists look at whether government transparency—and public buy-in—is possible when in-person access isn’t allowed and much of the session will be conducted remotely.
This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.
Host: Gene Grant
The Line Opinion Panel:
Sophie Martin, attorney
Steve Terrell, retired reporter, Santa Fe New Mexican
TJ Trout, radio personality
For More Information:
Session Begins Amid Security, Health Restrictions – Albuquerque Journal
Legislature Opens 2021 Session With Little Pomp and Circumstance – Santa Fe New Mexican
Lawmaker, Advocates Pursue Greater Sunshine From Lobbyists – New Mexico in Depth
Checkpoints, New Rules Await NM Lawmakers – Albuquerque Journal
New Mexico Governor Postpones Annual Address to Legislature – Associated Press