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The Line: New Mexico Leads Nation in Dependence on Federal Money

Federal Money Dependency

March 29, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the consequences of New Mexico being named the number one state in the nation for its dependence on the federal government. Should the state embrace the designation or run from it?

Line Panelists:
Sophie Martin, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

New Mexico ranked most federally dependent state

NM ranks No. 1 in depending on federal government

State bases may lose projects to border wall

The Line: Government Shutdown Is Hurting New Mexicans

1230 Fed Shutdown

January 25, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss a proposal to make New Mexico a sanctuary state, while conflict over a border wall and the government shutdown continues to negatively affect many New Mexicans.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Eric Griego, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:
Federal shutdown continues to hammer at New MexicansLaura Paskus, The NM Political Report
Government shutdown bite worsensSteve Knight, Albuquerque Journal
Proposal could make New Mexico a sanctuary stateRussell Contreras, Associated Press
New Mexico Contemplates Border-Wall Ban on State Trust LandS. News and World Report

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