March 8, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the legislative proposal to create a new Department of Early Childhood Education. They also discuss Governor Lujan Grisham’s plan to take a half-percent bite from a state endowment fund to pay for early childhood programs, after a proposal to take one percent from the fund failed.
Line Panelists: Carolyn Carlson, reporter, The Weekly Alibi
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator
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