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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

The Line: Economists Urge Caution In Dealing With Budget Surplus

1224 Line Budget Surplus

December 14, 2018 – This week, legislators got an update on the state’s budget surplus, as well as a warning. Economists and analysts are urging a cautious approach to spending the roughly $1.1 billion in new revenues coming into the state coffers. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the warning and how the budget discussion may play out during the upcoming 60-day session.

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, The Well Woman Show (KUNM)

For Further Reading:

New Mexico Expects Smaller Windfall Than First Predicted — Santa Fe New Mexican

Uncertainty Over Budget Spurs Debate – Albuquerque Journal

Money Matters – Legislative Finance Committee