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The Line: Twists And Turns In The Governor’s Race

Gov Race

November 2, 2018 – Our next governor will have a lot of issues to deal with, and both candidates have their own opinions on handling the budget surplus, reworking the state’s education system, and building relationships with the New Mexico Legislature, to name just a few.  Last-minute money has been pouring into the race for governor and attack ads are everywhere.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the race that may turn out to be closer than many first predicted.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

Further Reading:

Working with the Legislature will be key for next governor’s success

Candidates For Governor In New Mexico Offer Different Plans With Budget Surplus

The Line: How Should Legislators Spend Next Year’s Budget Surplus?

1209 Line Budget Surplus

August 31, 2018 – The oil and gas industry boom is responsible for approximately $1.2 billion extra dollars state lawmakers will get to work with when they craft next year’s annual budget.   Gene Grant and the Line panelists discuss the best ways for the state legislature to allocate the budget surplus, and whether they should proceed with caution. 

Line Panelists:

Michael Bird, public health consultant

Justine Fox-Young, former state representative

Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR

Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico