Tag Archives: Early Childhood Education

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: Racism Charge Over Failed Legislative Proposal

March 16, 2018 – Legislators again failed to pass a proposal to expand early childhood education using money from the Land Grant Permanent Fund, and took issue when Allen Sánchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Bishops, called the action racist. Were his remarks inflammatory? Was he referring to structural or institutional racism, as opposed to any racist stance by an individual? Gene Grant leads the Line panel in a debate on the issue.

Line Panelists:
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management

Further reading:
Bishops ‘double down’ on racism charges – by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal