December 13, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel examine a law that went into effect in July. The law lets judges order guns taken away from accused domestic violence offenders, but as KRQE-TV reports, it’s lightly used and has a big loophole. The panel debates the impetus behind the law and whether the loophole can be effectively closed or if the measure is fundamentally flawed.
Line Panelists: Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dan Foley, former state representative
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
May 2, 2019 – The Albuquerque City Council recently hosted the first of three public hearings on the fiscal year 2020 budget, and citizens voiced their opinions on how that money should be spent. On Monday (April 29) of the following week, the Albuquerque Journal reported that 114 people had been shot in Bernalillo County since the year started 112 days before. Should fighting crime be the top budget priority? Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss.
Line Panelists: Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator