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The Line: Education Department Appointments, Legislation

1230 Tone of Legislature

February 1, 2019 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham chose former teacher and NMSU researcher Dr. Karen Trujillo as secretary designate for the state’s Public Education Department, and appointed an experienced team to assist her, including the founders of the Native American Community Academy and the South Valley Academy.  As Senate Bill 1 moves through the legislature, with its education reforms and budget requests, how will Ms. Trujillo and her team carry out the goals mapped out by New Mexico’s new governor?  Gene Grant and the Line panelists discuss the future of our state’s schools.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney, public safety expert, and executive director of the Center for Law, Policy, & Public Safety, LLC
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management 

For Further Reading:

Governor Lujan Grisham Announces PED Leadership –  Office of the Governor
Senate panel approves sweeping education billShelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Gets To Work

1228 Line MLG Hits Ground Running

January 11, 2019 –  She’s only been New Mexico’s governor since January 1st, but Michelle Lujan Grisham has wasted no time getting straight to work, from selecting cabinet members both before and after her inauguration, to making an executive order to replace the PARCC test as a measurement tool in New Mexico schools. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss decisions made in the early days by the first Democratic Latina to govern New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita

For Further Reading:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s inaugural address – via The NM Political Report

Lt. Gov. Morales to oversee Public Education for now – Santa Fe New Mexican

Forced resignation hits National Hispanic Cultural Center – Associated Press