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The Line: Legislative Session Off And Running

1230 Tone of Legislature

January 25, 2019 – A fast pace is setting the tone for the first full week of New Mexico’s legislative session.  But, not everyone is onboard with the “rocket docket” strategy of streamlining some bills, arguing a lack of transparency, among other objections. Speaker of the House Brian Egolf also says that this year they plan to scale back on things like memorials, in favor of binding legislation and budget decisions.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss these developments and also look at Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s possible use of executive orders like her decision to end the controversial PARCC test.

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:
The majority’s obligation to the minority voiceBill Soules, for NMPolitics.net

The Line: Female Professors Sue Over Unequal Pay

June 15, 2018 – Local media reported this week that at least two female UNM professors are suing the university over unequal pay. In 2015, a report found that female professors were paid less than men although UNM leadership argued that the data didn’t tell the whole story. This week host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists discuss this new development and pay equity in New Mexico.