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Governor Asks for Legislator Input on Agenda Items | The Line

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November 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request of lawmakers for their input on legislative priorities for 2020. The upcoming legislative session is a short one – only thirty days – and devising a budget is lawmakers’ number one priority. There is room, however, for other bill proposals, if Lujan Grisham puts them on the docket. The Line speculates on which ones might make the cut.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney, Affirm, Inc.

For Further Reading:

Lujan Grisham Solicits Lawmaker Input on January LegislationSanta Fe New Mexican

Newest Government Form Helps Determine Legislative Agenda  – Associated Press

New Mexico State Senator Talks About Bill That Bans “Lunch Shaming”

New Mexico in Focus

April 12, 2017 - Schools in New Mexico will no longer be able to use "school lunch shaming" practices like making students clean the cafeteria for a hot meal or stamping their arm with a message for parents about lunch debt. Our state is the first in the nation to pass such legislation and the issue is receiving national, and international, news coverage this week.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sat down with Senator Michael Padilla to talk about how his experiences as a child influenced his work on the legislation and why he thinks it will help reduce stigmatization of poor kids in schools.