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Legislative Election Update | The Line

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October 25, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at New Mexico’s House and Senate primary races, with an eye towards House Democrats who have announced they won’t run again and the list of Democratic Senators who have drawn primary opposition. Will Republicans pick up any of these seats? Will Progressive Democrats unseat more conservative party members who voted against repealing an abortion ban that’s on New Mexico books but unenforceable due to current federal law? The Line panelists speculate on answers to these and other questions.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Sophie Martin, attorney
Cathryn McGill, NM Black Leadership Council
Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:

Four NM house Dems won’t seek reelection: Akhil, 1st Muslim legislator, opts against re-electionAlbuquerque Journal

Moderate NM Senate Dems could face primary foesAlbuquerque Journal

The Line: New Mexico Coffers Likely to Expand Once Again

1309 Line State Revenues

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