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State of the State Pt. 2: Public Safety

January 21, 2022: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham hardens her stance on fighting crime, calling for crackdown on the state’s ‘worst, most violent offenders.’ Our Line opinion panelists discuss the potential effectiveness of this approach, as well as the Governor’s proposed funding increases to attract and retain police officers. And is the court system getting the attention it deserves in law enforcement equation?

Host: Kevin McDonald

Guest: Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), New Mexico Governor

Line Opinion Panelists:

Julie Ann Grimm, editor and publisher, Santa Fe Reporter

Kristelle Siarza, owner and CEO, Siarza Social Digital

Adrian Hedden, reporter, Carlsbad Current-Argus

For More Information:

ABQ Metro Crime Initiative: 2022 Legislative Session Priorities: City of Albuquerque

Violent Crime Rates Up but Case Closures Down – Legislative Finance Committee Newsletter

New Mexico Leaders, Advocates Insist Crime Crisis is Statewide – KOB

Republicans: Governor Right on Crime, but Not Much Else – Santa Fe New Mexican

State of the State Address & Annotated Speech – NMPBS