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The Line: New Mexico Coffers Likely to Expand Once Again

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August 30, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists talk state spending, as New Mexico predicts another whopping, oil-driven surplus headed into the next fiscal year. A large portion of the surplus is expected to go toward equalizing public education, but how much recurrent spending can the state sustain?

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm
Cathryn McGill, NM Black Leadership Council

For Further Reading:

Record Oil Production Lifts New Mexico State IncomeAssociated Press

Oil upswing boosts New Mexico revenue forecastSanta Fe New Mexican

 

The Line: PNM to Be Carbon Free by 2040

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April 26, 2019 – Public Service Company of New Mexico celebrated Earth Day this week by announcing all of the utility’s electric generation will be carbon-free by the year 2040. That’s a full five years earlier than the state’s new Energy Transition Act requires. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss what made the new timeline possible, and what impact it will have on the state’s economy, residents’ pocketbooks, and the environment.

 

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, Executive Director, Equality New Mexico
Dan Foley, NM House Republican Whip
Stephanie Maez, Executive Director, ProgressNow New Mexico
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:

PNM to be carbon free five years sooner, by Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal

PNM Chief: Utility will be emissions free 5 years ahead of schedule, by Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican