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The Line: Alarming Number of Shootings in Bernalillo County

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May 2, 2019 – The Albuquerque City Council recently hosted the first of three public hearings on the fiscal year 2020 budget, and citizens voiced their opinions on how that money should be spent.  On Monday (April 29) of the following week, the Albuquerque Journal reported that 114 people had been shot in Bernalillo County since the year started 112 days before. Should fighting crime be the top budget priority? Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

Disturbing trend in Bernalillo County: More than 100 shootings in 114 days – by Todd Kurtz, KOAT-7

Citizens give their 2 cents on CABQ budget– by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Albuquerque Considers Banning Plastics

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January 11, 2019 – Goodbye to plastic straws for your drinks and plastic bags for your groceries? Four Albuquerque City Councilors recently introduced a proposal to ban single-use plastics at restaurants and retail shops.  Santa Fe passed a similar measure over a year ago, although it encouraged retailers not to provide plastic items unless asked and did not ban them outright. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the pros and cons of a ban on non-reusable plastics in the Duke City.

 

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita