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April 30, 2021 – The Line opinion panel looks at population news from the Census Bureau and the Legislative Finance Committee. Recent reports show the state lags its neighbors in population growth, with key parts of the population leaving New Mexico during their prime years. The legislative agency recommended this week that the state rethink the way it delivers services. 

Host: 
Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Dan Boyd, Capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal   
Dede Feldman, former state senator  
Ed Perea, attorney 

For More Information: 
‘Stagnated’ Growth: New Mexico’s Rate of Increase Hits a Historic Low – Albuquerque Journal 
Census: New Mexico Among Slowest Growing Western States – U.S. News & World Report 
Drop in Newcomers and Births Slow State Growth LFC Newsletter 
What’s Behind The Growth Slump? Takeaways From Census Data Associated Press