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.