Tag Archives: Michelle Lujan Grisham

The Line: Middling Score for Lujan Grisham in Online Poll

Michelle Lujan Grisham

May 2, 2019 – A survey by the research company Morning Consult showed a surprising score for first term Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. After winning the election with 57 percent of the vote last year, the poll showed the governor’s approval rating at a so-so 41%. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate possible reasons behind the numbers.

 

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

First public approval ratings show Lujan Grisham above water, but many have no opinion – by Matthew Reichbach, NM Political Report

Lujan Grisham has tepid approval rating in poll – by Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: PNM to Be Carbon Free by 2040

Line PNM Carbon Free

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