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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

Ethics Commission Amendment On The Ballot

1215 Ethics Commission

October 12, 2018 – This election, voters are being asked to approve the proposed Constitutional Amendment 2, which would create an independent statewide ethics commission. But what exactly will the commission do?

Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with three experts to explain the ins and outs of the proposal and the next steps should the amendment pass.

The next meeting of the ethics commission working group is Oct. 18 in the rotunda at the UNM Science & Technology Park.

Guests:
Heather Ferguson, executive director of Common Cause New Mexico
Trip Jennings, executive director of New Mexico in Depth
Kathleen Sabo, executive director of New Mexico Ethics Watch

Further Reading:

Ethics watchdog gives New Mexico low marksAssociated Press
New Mexico gets D- grade in 2015 State Integrity InvestigationCenter for Public Integrity
Lawmakers get started on ethics commission enabling legislationNew Mexico in Depth
Create an Independent State Ethics CommissionCommon Cause NM
Watch: NMIF’s The Line discusses the ethics commission
NM Ethics Watch