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New Mexico Legislative Wrap: What Failed | The Line

1334 Line XGR Failed Bills

February 14, 2020 Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the legislation that failed to make it to the finish line during the most recent month-long lawmaking session. One of the bills that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was backing, the legalization of recreational cannabis, didn’t even make it past its second committee in the Senate. Was there just not enough time in a short session for such a bill? The Line panelists also discuss other bills that didn’t make it, including one to exempt tax on social security payments and reforming the Public Regulation Commission. 

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:
Recreational Cannabis
Recreational marijuana remains out of reach for New Mexico The Durango Herald 

Social Security Tax 
Bills to exempt Social Security from tax tabled Santa Fe New Mexican 

Higher Gasoline Tax 
House panel blocks higher gasoline tax  Albuquerque Journal 

PRC reform  
PRC reform bill dies in Senate committee NM Political Report 

The Line: Legislative Proposal For New Mexico’s Seniors

1315 Line Seniors Moonshot

October 11, 2019 – This year, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a moonshot for education in New Mexico. But, in 2020, local think tank Think New Mexico wants to focus on the other end of the spectrum: our aging population. The group is proposing a slew of legislative actions that would help New Mexico retirees. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the proposal, and weigh its impacts on a state that is ranked third in the nation for senior citizens living in poverty.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former NM state representative
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican
Andy Lyman, reporter, NM political report
Sophie Martin, attorney

For Further Reading:

Solving the Hidden Crisis: Achieving Retirement Security for All New MexicansThink New Mexico Report

Think Tank Urges Reform to Aid New Mexico SeniorsThe Santa Fe New Mexican

Group Proposes Reforms to Help NM Retirees — Albuquerque Journal