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At the Roundhouse

1328 Line Budget Plans

January 24, 2020 – State lawmakers have extra revenue coming in this year, but there’s a familiar struggle playing out. Some see the full purse as an opportunity to fund new programs that aim to fix stubborn problems. Others take a more cautious approach. And it isn’t just Republicans vs. Democrats. Plus, is a new task force aimed at helping vulnerable children squandering public support by conducting secret meetings? Even some of the task force members haven’t been allowed to attend.

This week at the Roundhouse correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks to lawmakers about the governor’s proposals and their reactions.

Guests:
Sen. George Muñoz, (D) Gallup
Sen. James White, (R) Albuquerque
Rep. Kelly Fajardo, (R) Los Lunas

For Further Reading/Watching:

Lawmakers Have 30 Days to Craft State Budget, Legalize PotAssociated Press

NM GOP to Focus on State Budget Surplus — KOB-TV

New Mexico Unveils Plan to Give Students Free College Tuition Regardless of IncomeNPR

Legislators Question New Scholarship Plan — <Albuquerque Journal

Free College for All In New MexicoInside Higher Ed

Why New Mexico’s “Free College Plan Will Likely Backfire — The Heritage Foundation

Sweeping Changes Proposed for NM Pensions — Dan McKay

Op-Ed: Task Force Wants to Break Pensions’ COLA PromiseAlbuquerque Journal

Behavioral Health Shortages Plague New Mexico | The Line

1313 Line Behavioral Health

September 27, 2019 – A new report from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department outlines the ongoing pressure on the state’s behavioral health system. Rural communities are definitely hit the hardest, and many of those communities have no way to respond to urgent situations in a timely manner. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss why it’s so important for New Mexico to focus its efforts on behavioral health resources, especially after the challenges the system has faced in the last 5-10 years.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & KKOB
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm


For Further Reading:
Report: New Mexico Needs to Boost Mental Health Services – U.S. World and News Report

New Mexico Delegation Announces $3 Million Grant for Youth Behavioral Health – U.S. Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small Press Release