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Governor Asks for Legislator Input on Agenda Items | The Line

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November 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request of lawmakers for their input on legislative priorities for 2020. The upcoming legislative session is a short one – only thirty days – and devising a budget is lawmakers’ number one priority. There is room, however, for other bill proposals, if Lujan Grisham puts them on the docket. The Line speculates on which ones might make the cut.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney, Affirm, Inc.

For Further Reading:

Lujan Grisham Solicits Lawmaker Input on January LegislationSanta Fe New Mexican

Newest Government Form Helps Determine Legislative Agenda  – Associated Press

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