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The Finances of Legalizing Cannabis

1231 Cannabis Money

February 1, 2019 – If New Mexico legalizes, regulates—and taxes—recreational cannabis, will it bring in enough revenue to solve our recurring budget problems? Will the taxes be low enough to stamp out the black market for pot? As a legalization bill moves through the New Mexico Legislature, Gwyneth Doland sits down with a panel of experts to examine the potential economic impacts of legal cannabis.

Guests:
Richard Anklam, executive director, New Mexico Tax Research Institute
Lee Munson, CIO, Portfolio Wealth Advisors
Rachael Speegle, CEO, Verdes Foundation 

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The Line: Fires And The State Of The City

December 2, 2016 – Fires were set last week at a Nob Hill condo, several Starbucks locations, a Barnes and Noble and Old Navy store in Albuquerque. One suspect has been apprehended but APD had not released more information about the connection among the suspect the fires.

On Monday, Mayor Berry addressed the City of Albuquerque in his State of the City address. He said the city has improved in five key areas: government is more efficient and transparent, there is a thriving entrepreneurial atmosphere, the city is compassionate towards others in the community, Albuquerque is an attractive city thanks to the growing infrastructure and the city is facing and improving the crime issue in the city.

Megan Kamerick and the Line opinion panelists discuss the state of the economy and public safety in Albuquerque tonight on channel 5.1.

Full speech: 2016 State of the City Address

Line Panelists: 
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former house minority whip 
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres
Harry Van Buren, Anderson School of Management