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NM Governor Announces Special Session

3.25.2022 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is calling legislators to a special session set to begin April 5. In a press release, the Governor says she wants lawmakers to find a way to ease the burden of rising consumer costs. She’s also directing legislators to pass a ‘junior spending bill’ she vetoed weeks prior. Our Line Opinion Panel discusses the potential motivations of the Governor’s call, and what positives might come out of the special session.

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital
Dan Foley, fmr. NM House Minority Whip
Dave Mulryan, founder, Everybody Votes NM

For More Information:

Governor Announces Special Session – Office of the NM Governor

NM Governor Seeks Economic Relief in Special Session – Associated Press

Special Session to Focus on Spending Bill – Albuquerque Journal

Area Legislators Question Need for Special Session – Roswell Daily Record

This segment is part of our Your New Mexico Government project, a collaboration between KUNM radio and New Mexico PBS. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.