Tag Archives: legislative session

The Line: Selecting University Regents

February 2, 2018 – A proposed amendment to the New Mexico constitution seeks to revamp the selection process for university regents. In the proposal, a nominating committee would vet applicants and recommend them for board seats, giving the state’s governor less freedom to choose nominees. This week’s Line opinion panel looks at this proposal and the context within higher education in New Mexico

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

The Line: Legislators Look At Plugging “New Money” Into Budget

February 2, 2018 – Economists were happy to report to New Mexico lawmakers that there is almost $300 million in “new money” in the state’s budget this year. But what is the best way to spend those funds? Gene Grant and the Line debate the options.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator