October 29, 2021 – The Line Opinion Panel reacts to a push at the Capitol to allow retired police officers back on the force, while still collecting pension benefits. Our panelists share their concerns with such a plan, like the potential impact on younger officers. Plus, what impact possible incentives could have to make this a feasible solution to help departments struggling to fill open positions.
Host: Gene Grant
Line Opinion Panelists:
Rebecca Latham, CEO, Girl Scouts of NM
Eric Griego, former state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group
For More Information:
New Mexico considers retirement ‘double dipping’ for police – Associated Press
Back-to-work law for retired state workers could be eased – Albuquerque Journal
This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.