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NM Economy Overview with Secretary Alicia Keyes

May 2, 2019 – Beyond mineral extraction and film production, how can New Mexico grow its economy? Correspondent Megan Kamerick talks to Economic Development Secretary Alicia Keyes about plans to attract larger companies and nurture start-up ventures.


Alicia Keyes, New Mexico Secretary of Economic Development

The Line: New Mexico’s Minimum Wage Will Increase Starting in 2020

Line Minimum Wage Increase

April 4, 2019 – This week, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law the first statewide minimum wage increase in more than a decade. The current rate, $7.50 an hour, will go up to $9.00 an hour starting in January of 2020 and is set to rise each year until it reaches the $12 an hour the governor promised on the campaign trail.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the economic impact of the rising minimum wage.

Line Panelists:
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management

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Governor signs off on first statewide minimum wage increase in a decade