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The Line: 2019 Legislative Session Preview

NMiF: The Race For Lt. Governor (Roundhouse)

January 11, 2019 – This year’s 60-day legislative session begins next week, starting midday on Tuesday, January 15 with Governor Lujan Grisham’s first State of the State address.  There have been many bills filed ahead of the session, including those that deal with raising the minimum wage, tax code reform, and a bid to reinstate the so-called “food tax.” Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the merits of certain bills and look at predictions and expectations for the 60-day session at the Roundhouse.

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

For Further Reading:

From pet abuse to PARCC, new bills address range of issues – Santa Fe New Mexican

The Line: Summing Up The Legislative Session

February 23, 2018 – The legislative session that ended last week marked the final session before a new governor takes the reins next year. Was that why the session was uncharacteristically quiet? Or did a budget surplus lead to real bipartisanship? Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate the tone of the session, look at bills that passed and failed, and predict what Governor Martinez will be remembered for most.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

For further reading:
Lawmakers expect veto pen will be little used – by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal
Sine die: Bipartisanship was buzzword but not everything was kumbaya – by Trip Jennings and Danielle Prokop, New Mexico In Depth