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The Line: Legislative Session Off And Running

1230 Tone of Legislature

January 25, 2019 – A fast pace is setting the tone for the first full week of New Mexico’s legislative session.  But, not everyone is onboard with the “rocket docket” strategy of streamlining some bills, arguing a lack of transparency, among other objections. Speaker of the House Brian Egolf also says that this year they plan to scale back on things like memorials, in favor of binding legislation and budget decisions.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss these developments and also look at Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s possible use of executive orders like her decision to end the controversial PARCC test.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Eric Griego, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:
The majority’s obligation to the minority voiceBill Soules, for NMPolitics.net

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