November 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request of lawmakers for their input on legislative priorities for 2020. The upcoming legislative session is a short one – only thirty days – and devising a budget is lawmakers’ number one priority. There is room, however, for other bill proposals, if Lujan Grisham puts them on the docket. The Line speculates on which ones might make the cut.
Line Panelists: Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney, Affirm, Inc.
October 11, 2019 – This year, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a moonshot for education in New Mexico. But, in 2020, local think tank Think New Mexico wants to focus on the other end of the spectrum: our aging population. The group is proposing a slew of legislative actions that would help New Mexico retirees. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the proposal, and weigh its impacts on a state that is ranked third in the nation for senior citizens living in poverty.
Line Panelists: Dan Foley, former NM state representative
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican
Andy Lyman, reporter, NM political report
Sophie Martin, attorney