This week, we will sit down with Samuel LeDoux, a young Republican, and Danila Zidovsky, a young Democrat, to talk about what they learned about local and national politics by working with campaigns last year. They will also talk about what makes them hopeful in our currently divided political climate.
Also correspondent Gwyneth Doland is joined by expert guests who share insights on the state budget process. They discuss where the budget is transparent, and where it isn’t, in the context of the current discussions about budget fixes in Santa Fe. This interview is part of our People, Power and Democracy coverage in 2017, a collaborative reporting project that aims to shed light on how policy decisions are made in state government.
And NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate some of the latest stories in the news, including how some of the state’s cities plan to make up budget deficits and what inspired many New Mexicans to join in Saturday’s marches and demonstrations in support of woman’s rights.
Samuel LeDoux, young Republican
Danila Crespin Zidovsky, young Democrat
Richard Anklam, NM Tax Research Institute
Fred Nathan, Think New Mexico
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
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