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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

The Line: Senator Pete Domenici Passes Away

NMiF: Senator Pete Domenici

September 15, 2017 – Senator Pete Domenici, a political “giant” who served the people of New Mexico in the U.S. Senate for almost forty years, passed away this week.  Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists talk about his legacy as a true leader, his ability to bring consensus in Congress, his knack for connecting with New Mexicans and his tireless work for our state.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Inez Russell Gomez, opinion page editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP