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Special Session Relief Payments

4.8.2022 – Our Line Opinion Panelists react to the legislature’s decision to send $500 to all New Mexico taxpayers. Is this an efficient way to ease the burden of rising costs? Plus, what role did the upcoming election play in the decision-making process for lawmakers?

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM Law School
Sophie Martin, attorney
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative

For More Information:

New Mexico Lawmakers Approve Economic Relief to Ease Burden of Rising Costs – Santa Fe New Mexican

$50M Appropriations Bill, Revised After Governor’s Veto, Includes Transparency Provision – Santa Few New Mexican

NM Legislature Approves Payments to Offset Inflation – Associated Press

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.