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When, Not If, Special Session Should Happen | The Line

Legislative Session Roundhouse

March 27, 2020   Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel debate the best way to go about a legislative special session that is surely inevitable. Should it be held before the new fiscal year in July? There are also health concerns about holding a special session soon after an outbreak, but holding a special session entirely through remote access might not be constitutional. The Line panelists offer their insights and informed opinions.       

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor  
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR   
Laura Sanchez, attorney  

 

For Further Reading:   

A special session with few lawmakers present?— Albuquerque Journal 

Oil and gas industry faces huge loss— Albuquerque Journal 

Key legislators: Special session likely as economic fallout hits New Mexico— Santa Fe New Mexican

Special session, yes, but planning essential— Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico Under Stay-at-Home Restriction | The Line

Line Stay At Home

March 27, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s recent statewide stay-at-home order and the edict that all non-essential businesses must close. The group discusses implications for people laid off or furloughed and what the orders mean for the businesses that employed them. The Line also looks at the rising numbers of New Mexican testing positive for COVID-19, and the first state death related to the disease. 

 

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor  
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR 
Laura Sanchez, attorney  

 

For Further Reading and Information:

2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) — New Mexico Department of Health Website 

SIC approves creation of $100 million NM recovery fund— Albuquerque Journal 

New Mexico unemployment benefit applications spike— Santa Fe New Mexican 

Dept. Workforce Solutions: Information for Workers & Businesses Affected by COVID-19  

Most NM evictions halted temporarily — Albuquerque Journal 

Governor announces stepped-up ‘stay-at-home’ order— Albuquerque Journal 

First COVID-19 death announced in New Mexico — KRQE