July 12, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the lawsuit brought by former employees of Meow Wolf, accusing the creative arts collective of gender discrimination. The two women who filed the suit seek to represent a “company-wide class” of all females employed since 2017, alleging more than 50 other women have been treated similarly. Whether or not the case goes forward, should this creative arts company take a hard look at its corporate culture?
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Stephanie Maez, ProgressNow New Mexico
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management
February 1, 2019 – The state’s largest provider of medicinal marijuana plants announced a lawsuit this week against the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department. At issue is one and a half million dollars Ultra Health has paid in gross receipts taxes in recent years on their plants. The company argues they should be exempt from those taxes just as prescription medicines are. The line opinion panel weighs in on the debate, plus some of the legislation circulating in Santa Fe around both legalization of cannabis and changes to the medical marijuana program.
Line Panelists: Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney, public safety expert, and executive director of the Center for Law, Policy, & Public Safety, LLC
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management