March 8, 2019 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham took office with a projected surplus this year of one billion dollars…and about the same projected for next year. At the same time, the governor has backed a tax-reform package that includes hundreds of millions of new tax dollars. And she’s tangled with counties that say she’s gone too far when it comes to gun control. NMiF producer Matt Grubs sits down with Governor Lujan Grisham for an in-depth interview about these and other issues.
March 1, 2019 –House Democrats unveiled their tax overhaul plan this week. The proposal includes a mix of tax increases and tax breaks. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the plan and whether it is actually the overhaul that some were hoping for.
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Lonna Atkeson, professor, UNM Political Science Department
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student & president, Student Trial Lawyers Association
For Further Reading:
House Dems rework tax overhaul proposal — by Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican
House Republicans respond to proposed tax increases – lamonitor.com, The Los Alamos Monitor Online
Tax reform bill draws debate at the Roundhouse – by Kai Porter, KOB 4
Governor calling sheriffs ‘rogue’ and having ‘pity parties’ – by Sasha Lenninger, KOAT Action 7 News
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham: ‘Fear-mongering’ in 2nd Amendment sanctuary counties – by Jessica Onsurez,, Carlsbad Current-Argus