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The Line: How Should Legislators Spend Next Year’s Budget Surplus?

1209 Line Budget Surplus

August 31, 2018 – The oil and gas industry boom is responsible for approximately $1.2 billion extra dollars state lawmakers will get to work with when they craft next year’s annual budget.   Gene Grant and the Line panelists discuss the best ways for the state legislature to allocate the budget surplus, and whether they should proceed with caution. 

Line Panelists:

Michael Bird, public health consultant

Justine Fox-Young, former state representative

Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR

Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico