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Special Session Announcement, Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales & New Mexico’s New State Engineer

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the state legislature is heading back to the Roundhouse in less than two weeks for a special session. The Line Opinion panel looks ahead to how they could help ease the burdens of inflation and rising gas prices. The panel will also preview the first legal sales of recreational cannabis in New Mexico, while discussing the regulatory questions that still remain. And, more accusations of sexual harassment are coming out against a sitting state senator. Host Gene Grant asks our panelists what needs to change when lawmakers interact with lobbyists in Santa Fe.

Environment reporter Laura Paskus asks the new State Engineer about the preparations the state is making to make sure water access is reliable in what’s forecasted to be another dry year. And, a bird’s eye view of a project on the Rio Grande aimed at preserving the river’s natural habitat.

Host: Gene Grant

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


NM’s New State Engineer, Mike Hamman
Correspondent: Laura Paskus
Guest(s): Mike Hamman, New Mexico State Engineer

Bosque Replanting
Correspondent: Laura Paskus
Sarah Hurteau, climate program director, the Nature Conservancy
David Gatterman, executive engineer, Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority