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February 14, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the legislation that failed to make it to the finish line during the most recent month-long lawmaking session. One of the bills that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was backing, the legalization of recreational cannabis, didn’t even make it past its second committee in the Senate. Was there just not enough time in a short session for such a bill? The Line panelists also discuss other bills that didn’t make it, including one to exempt tax on social security payments and reforming the Public Regulation Commission. 

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:
Recreational Cannabis
Recreational marijuana remains out of reach for New MexicoThe Durango Herald 

Social Security Tax
Bills to exempt Social Security from tax tabledSanta Fe New Mexican 

Higher Gasoline Tax
House panel blocks higher gasoline tax  — Albuquerque Journal 

PRC reform 
PRC reform bill dies in Senate committeeNM Political Report