Tag Archives: Albuquerque Public Schools

The Line: Albuquerque Public Schools Special Mail-In Election

1229 LINE APS Election

January 17, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line panelists look at Albuquerque Public School’s mail-in election, which seeks a property tax increase to pay for renovating and repairing aging schools and updating security, technology and educational equipment. Are mail-in ballots the wave of the future?


Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student & president, Student Trial Lawyers Association


For Further Reading:

Where the APS bond money would go – Albuquerque Journal

APS Mail-In Election Forum – hosted by KANW Radio, Albuquerque; sponsored by The League of Women Voters; recorded by New Mexico PBS

The Line: Attorney General Demands Resignation

NMiF: Analee Maestas

September 29, 2017 – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Monday demanded that Analee Maestas resign from her position on the Albuquerque Public Schools board after she was accused of stealing from the charter school she ran. While Maestas maintains her innocence, Balderas said the appearance of impropriety shows she is unfit for her duties on the board of the largest school district in the state. Gene Grant and the Line panelist tackle this topic and debate whether or not Ms. Maestas should be forced to resign.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter for Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney