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The Line: 2019 Legislative Session Preview

NMiF: The Race For Lt. Governor (Roundhouse)

January 11, 2019 – This year’s 60-day legislative session begins next week, starting midday on Tuesday, January 15 with Governor Lujan Grisham’s first State of the State address.  There have been many bills filed ahead of the session, including those that deal with raising the minimum wage, tax code reform, and a bid to reinstate the so-called “food tax.” Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the merits of certain bills and look at predictions and expectations for the 60-day session at the Roundhouse.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita

For Further Reading:

From pet abuse to PARCC, new bills address range of issues – Santa Fe New Mexican

Our Land: Environmental Legislation

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January 11, 2019 – Correspondent Laura Paskus brings us this month’s segment of “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future.”  She sits down with Senator Peter Wirth and Representative Gail Armstrong to talk about proposed bills related to water and the environment that will be presented in the upcoming legislative session. They also look at how non-partisan issues, such as clean and accessible water, can be de-politicized.

 

Guest:

Gail Armstrong (R), NM House of Representatives

Peter Wirth (D), NM Senate Majority Floor Leader

 

For Further Reading:

Q&A With Incoming NMED Head: A Commitment ‘To Go Big On Environmental Issues– New Mexico Political Report