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January 31, 2020 – New Mexico is dealing with a backlog of about 1,900 complaints of wage theft linked to enforcement of the state’s minimum wage law. That backlog accumulated before New Mexico’s minimum wage went from $7.50 to $9.00 an hour on the first of this year. Gene Grant and The Line panelists give their views on the best ways to deal with the current backlog and enforce the law. (This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio and the Santa Fe Reporter, and funded by the Thornburg Foundation and New Mexico Local News Fund) 

Line Panelists: 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima 
Michael Barrio, executive director, Prosperity Works 
Dan Foley, former state representative 
Sophie Martin, attorney