Tag Archives: Martinez

The Line: What’s Next After Ruling In Major Education Lawsuit

Education Lawsuit

July 27, 2018 – A judge ruled last week that New Mexico is not adequately funding schools and meeting the needs of its most vulnerable students. Judge Sarah Singleton gave state officials a deadline in spring 2019 to address issues in schools across the state. The lawsuit argued that the state’s public education system is not meeting constitutional requirements to provide equal education to all students. The lawsuit highlighted the needs of several groups, including Native Americans, English language learners and students with disabilities.

Host Gene Grant and our Line panelists discuss the ruling this week and what might happen when a new governor takes office in January.

Line Panelists:

Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC

Viki Harrison, director of state operations, Common Cause

Andy Lyman, reporter, NM Political Report

Dan McKay, reporter, Albuquerque Journal

Legacy Of Governor Susana Martinez

Martinez's Legacy

February 9, 2018 – Journalist Heath Haussamen has covered Governor Susana Martinez since she was the district attorney in Dona Ana County. He sat down recently with Gene Grant, host of New Mexico in Focus on New Mexico PBS, to talk about the legacy of Governor Martinez.

What do you think will be the key parts of Martinez’s legacy after two terms in office? Leave us a comment or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #insideNMgovt