January 17, 2020 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks to members of the Capitol press corps for their views on what to watch for as the session begins. While the budget is the priority in the “short” sessions for New Mexico, lawmakers will introduce hundreds of bills in the hope of getting approval from the governor to add their issue to the agenda. Among the controversial bills expected in the 30-day session are a “red flag” law that would temporarily seize guns from suspected domestic abusers after a court hearing, and a measure to legalize recreational cannabis.
Dan Boyd, Capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal
Trip Jennings, executive director, New Mexico in Depth
Christian Marquez, digital editor, Searchlight New Mexico
January 17, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel delve into the governor’s agenda and proposed budget to add their insights and informed opinions to the conversation. The group also gauges the mood at the Capitol as the Legislature arrives to another year with hundreds of millions of dollars in extra revenue, thanks to the oil boom in southeast New Mexico.
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital
Governor puts education, cannabis, gun bills on legislative agenda – Santa Fe New Mexican Lujan Grisham sets agenda for Legislature – Albuquerque Journal