Tag Archives: New Mexico Legislature

The Line: Reviewing The Legislative Session

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March 22, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists pick winners and losers from the past two months of lawmaking, as Democrats closed the books at the Roundhouse on their first session under a new governor.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee

For Further Reading:

Done deal: New Mexico Legislature adjourns – by Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican

Governor and Democrats bask in session successes – by Trip Jennings, New Mexico in Depth

 Legislature 2019: Session summary – by Dan McKay and Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal

Liberal New Mexico Lawmakers See Friction With Moderates – by Russell Contreras, Associated Press

The Line: Education Department Appointments, Legislation

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February 1, 2019 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham chose former teacher and NMSU researcher Dr. Karen Trujillo as secretary designate for the state’s Public Education Department, and appointed an experienced team to assist her, including the founders of the Native American Community Academy and the South Valley Academy.  As Senate Bill 1 moves through the legislature, with its education reforms and budget requests, how will Ms. Trujillo and her team carry out the goals mapped out by New Mexico’s new governor?  Gene Grant and the Line panelists discuss the future of our state’s schools.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney, public safety expert, and executive director of the Center for Law, Policy, & Public Safety, LLC
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management 

For Further Reading:

Governor Lujan Grisham Announces PED Leadership –  Office of the Governor
Senate panel approves sweeping education billShelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal