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The Line: Reviewing The Legislative Session

1230 Tone of Legislature

March 22, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists pick winners and losers from the past two months of lawmaking, as Democrats closed the books at the Roundhouse on their first session under a new governor.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee

For Further Reading:

Done deal: New Mexico Legislature adjourns – by Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican

Governor and Democrats bask in session successes – by Trip Jennings, New Mexico in Depth

 Legislature 2019: Session summary – by Dan McKay and Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal

Liberal New Mexico Lawmakers See Friction With Moderates – by Russell Contreras, Associated Press

The Line: Legislative Session Off And Running

1230 Tone of Legislature

January 25, 2019 – A fast pace is setting the tone for the first full week of New Mexico’s legislative session.  But, not everyone is onboard with the “rocket docket” strategy of streamlining some bills, arguing a lack of transparency, among other objections. Speaker of the House Brian Egolf also says that this year they plan to scale back on things like memorials, in favor of binding legislation and budget decisions.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss these developments and also look at Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s possible use of executive orders like her decision to end the controversial PARCC test.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Eric Griego, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:
The majority’s obligation to the minority voiceBill Soules, for NMPolitics.net