New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera sits down with New Mexico in Focus producer Sarah Gustavus to talk about recent student protests in New Mexico over the PARCC exam and the top education priorities for her department.
Right to work legislation has received a lot of attention in the 2015 legislative session. Governor Susana Martinez supports the proposal but it appears unlikely that the bill will make it to her desk for a signature. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland brings us both sides … Continue reading 2015 Legislature: Right To Work
State lawmakers recently considered a handful of bills that dealt with the Gila River. The future of the river is an ongoing debate outside of the legislative session. The Interstate Stream Commission voted last fall to move forward with plans to pursue a diversion … Continue reading Gila River Diversion Project
US Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham is backing legislation in Congress that would require special prosecutors in shootings involving police officers across the country. Our producer Sarah Gustavus sat down with Rep. Lujan Grisham to talk about the legislation and what … Continue reading Rep. Lujan Grisham Wants Special Prosecutors for Police-Involved Shootings
This week, NMiF correspondent Gwyneth Doland asks lawmakers and advocates at the Roundhouse about proposals to increase transparency in campaign contributions and state government. Legislation: SB 537 – Sunshine Portal State Contract Info HB 378 – Require Oral Public Comment At Meetings People, Power and Democracy: This story … Continue reading 2015 Legislature: Transparency in Government
Host Gene Grant sat down with Ed Lewis last year, the man behind “Essence” and “Latina” magazines last fall. The graduate of the University of New Mexico talks about his career and his biography, “The Man from Essence: Creating a … Continue reading Black History Month: Ed Lewis
A new proposal to develop land west of Albuquerque is a topic of intense debate among local community members. The Santolina Master Plan would develop land that was once part of the Atrisco Land Grant. Developers want to turn the … Continue reading Proposed Santolina Development
This week, correspondent Gwyneth Doland takes us to the Roundhouse for our weekly update on the legislature. We asked lawmakers what they think the state can do to support children and families in New Mexico. Representative Gail Chasey (D) Senator … Continue reading 2015 Legislature – Children, Families and Education