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The Line: Counties Pass Laws Counteracting State Policy

New Mexico Legislature

March 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine tensions between the state and counties over a “right-to-work” ordinance ban and new gun safety laws and proposals.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney

For Further Reading:

Senate sends gov. bill striking down local ‘right-to-work’ measures – by Andrew Oxford and Milan Simonich, Santa Fe New Mexican

Lawmakers vote to ban local ‘right-to-work’ laws– by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal

Background checks for all gun sales now NM law– by Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal

Governor signs law expanding checks on gun sales – by Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican

Legislature Takes Up New Gun Control Proposals

1232 Gun Control Legislation

February 8, 2019 – New Mexico is not insulated from gun violence, and mass shootings. It was just a little over a year ago two students were shot at killed at Aztec High School. In response, lawmakers this year are proposing a slew of new gun control measures, from restrictions on who can have guns to how background checks are carried out. But even with a stronger democratic majority, these bills will no doubt face tough opposition in both the House and Senate. New Mexico in Focus Correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with lawmakers about the pros and cons of these proposals and how they might all fare during this year’s 60-day session.

Guests: 

Debra Sariñana (D), New Mexico House of Representatives

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D), New Mexico Senate

Steven Neville (R), New Mexico Senate

Legislation Discussed