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June 4, 2021 – The Line opinion panel discusses New Mexico’s vaccination push, which this week added a cash sweepstakes to the effort using federal aid funds. Is a lottery a good tactic by New Mexico’s Department of Health to encourage everyone to get vaccinated, or has Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham “usurped legislative authority to rehabilitate her image” as state Senate Republicans claim? 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima public relations  
Dan Foley, former state representative  
Eric Griego, former state senator 

For More Information: 

New Mexico offers largest single vaccination prize in US – Associated Press 

NM Edges Closer to 60% Full Vaccination Rate – Santa Fe Reporter 

New Mexico vaccine sweepstakes offers $10M in total winnings – KRQE-TV 

Vaccinated New Mexicans could win $250K in new sweepstakes – KOAT-TV