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Your NM Government: Legislative Session Overview

State of New Mexico Roundhouse

February 21, 2020 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland travels to the Roundhouse to get a feel for how lawmakers think the session went. The focus in the last days of the session was on money, and how much of it is safe to spend. (This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio and the Santa Fe Reporter, and funded by the Thornburg Foundation and New Mexico Local News Fund.) 

Guests:
Rep. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho
Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Deming
Speaker Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe 

The Line: Governor Lujan Grisham Lays Out Priorities In Opening Address

2019 NM State Of The State

January 17, 2019 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham gave her first State of the State address on opening day of New Mexico’s legislative session and outlined some bold plans for spending the state’s dollars.  Some of the big money ticket items include teacher raises, early childhood education increases, and a possible minimum wage hike, just to name a few. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists weigh the governor’s budget outlines against their predictions for what will pass through the legislature this session.

 

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