Tag Archives: Lujan-Grisham

The Line: Governor Withdraws National Guard Troops At Border

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February 8, 2019 – On Tuesday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham revealed her plans to withdraw almost all of the National Guard troops from the New Mexico/Mexico border, making the announcement shortly before President Trump’s State of the Union speech.  She does plan to beef up security around the state’s Bootheel, where illegal crossings have spiked, but she’s made it clear what she thinks of the president’s plan for a border wall in a Twitter post.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the timing of this action, and look at its combination of political moves and calculated risks.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres

For Further Reading:

In defiance of what Trump calls a ‘national security crisis,’ NM governor pulls most National Guard troops from border – Matthew Reichbach, NM Political Report

Guard helicopter helps Border Patrol seize pot, make arrestsAssociated Press

The Line: Twists And Turns In The Governor’s Race

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November 2, 2018 – Our next governor will have a lot of issues to deal with, and both candidates have their own opinions on handling the budget surplus, reworking the state’s education system, and building relationships with the New Mexico Legislature, to name just a few.  Last-minute money has been pouring into the race for governor and attack ads are everywhere.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the race that may turn out to be closer than many first predicted.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

Further Reading:

Working with the Legislature will be key for next governor’s success

Candidates For Governor In New Mexico Offer Different Plans With Budget Surplus