Tag Archives: Governor Martinez

The Line: Governor’s Order Waives Need For Some Licenses


October 12, 2018 – Governor Susana Martinez signed an executive order last week that would allow professionals in certain occupations to practice without a state license if they have consumer consent. The move is designed to make it easier for New Mexicans to find jobs, but some are concerned about safety standards.  Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate the balance of protecting citizens from fraud and unsafe practices against what some are lauding as necessary reforms.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative
Eric Griego, former state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney

Further Reading:

Rio Grande Foundation applauds Gov. Martinez’s executive order on licensing reform

The Line: Managing Potential Conflicts Of Interest On Boards

The Line: Managing Potential Conflicts Of Interest On Boards

April 13, 2018 – Governor Martinez recently appointed Michael Brasher to serve on the UNM Board of Regents. Brasher replaces Alex Romero, who stepped down after less than a year on the board. Brasher also currently serves on the State Board of Finance. Jessica Dyer from the Albuquerque Journal reported this week that there are questions about whether serving on both boards will create conflicts of interest. Gene Grant and this week’s Line panelists discuss this story and how to avoid conflicts of interest in public life.

Line Panelists
Dan Foley, former House minority whip

Sophie Martin, attorney

Dan McKay, reporter for the Albuquerque Journal

Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP