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
February 21, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look back on the just-concluded 30-day session of the New Mexico Legislature and discuss the legislation that passed. Passing a budget is a must, but that effort came down to the wire, and final negotiations took place behind closed doors. The panelists discuss some of the other bills that passed, including the controversial “red flag” law, the early childhood fund bill, and an overhaul of the state’s pension system.
Line Panelists: Merritt Allen, Vox Optima Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert Dede Feldman, former state senator Diane Snyder, former state senator