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What Failed in the 2022 Legislative Session?

2.18.2022 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham laid out an aggressive agenda for the 2022 Legislative…

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What Passed in the 2022 Legislative Session?

2.18.2022 –The 2022 Legislative Session ended at noon on Thursday, February 17th. A frantic finish…

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Voting Reform Bills Move Forward in Legislature

2.11.2022 – A package of voting reforms might have a tough time making it through…

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Corrections Staffing Crisis & Crime Bills

2.11.2022 – The Line Opinion Panel reacts to a call for help from the union…

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Hydrogen Bill Revived in State Legislature

2.11.2022 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s push to make New Mexico a hub for hydrogen…

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YNMG Episode 5 - Who Gets a Vote

NM Fake Trump Electors

2.4.2022 – New Mexico is caught in the middle of an investigation into the 2020…

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Addressing the Yazzie-Martinez Lawsuit

2.4.2022 – More than three years after a court ruling mandating change, the state legislature…

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Anti-Crime Initiatives

2.4.2022 – A package of anti-crime initiatives is gaining support in the state Legislature. Our…

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Political Maneuvering Ahead of the 2022 Election

1.27.2022 – Lawmakers are firmly focused on completing the obligations of this year’s regular session,…

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Hydrogen Hub Development Announcement

1.27.2022 – Lawmakers are considering new legislation that would put New Mexico on a pathway…

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Reaction to Voting Reform Proposals

1.27.2022 – The Line Opinion panel reacts to our interview with Secretary of State Maggie…

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State of the State Pt. 4: Unity & Optimism

January 21, 2022: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham explains her mindset for 2022 and reaches across…

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State of the State Pt. 3: Healthcare Access

January 21, 2022: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham digs in on her plan to bring a…

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State of the State Pt. 2: Public Safety

January 21, 2022: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham hardens her stance on fighting crime, calling for…

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State of the State Pt. 1: Thinking Big on State Spending

January 21, 2022: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham lays out her spending priorities for the upcoming…

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Public vs. Private Utilities

January 14, 2022 – Our Line Panelists share their opinion on a study to determine…

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Coping With COVID Surge

January 14, 2022 –COVID-19 cases are surging since the introduction of the new Omicron variant.…

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State Budget Debate

January 14, 2022 –The Line Opinion Panel analyzes budget proposals from both the Governor and…

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Ethics Commission Effectiveness

7.29.2022 – Following a $500 fine levied to State Representative Rebecca Dow for violations committed…

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CYFD Overhaul

7.29.2022 – The Line Opinion Panel looks through the changes coming to the state’s Children,…

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Rio Grande Drying

7.29.2022 – The Line Opinion Panel explores possible solutions to a stark reality on the…

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Teen Gun Access & Suicide Prevention

7.22.2022 – The Line Opinion Panel underscores the importance of the state’s new 9-8-8 crisis…

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Nuclear Waste Disposal Proposal

7.22.2022 – The Line Opinion Panel debates a proposal to round up nuclear waste from…

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NM Oil & Gas Revenues Booming

7.22.2022 – State coffers have earned an extra 1-point-7-billion-dollars in the last four months from…

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New Drought Research Raises Concerns for Southwest

7.15.2022 – The Line Opinion Panel reacts to new research showing how drought and rising…

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New Ballot Proposal to Boost Education

7.15.2022  –The Line Panel explores an upcoming ballot initiative that would pull more money from…

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Impact of Abortion on NM Gov. Race

7.15.2022 – The Line Opinion Panel is back to discuss how the reversal of Roe…

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Chaves County Police Shooting Lawsuit

6.24.2022 –Attorney general Hector Balderas is investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting that killed 34-year-old David…

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Developments in the Race for Governor

6.24.2022 –The Panel explores the ups and downs of the Governor’s race where a new…

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Otero County Election Certification

6.24.2022 –The Line Opinion Panel reacts to the recent developments in Otero County where commissioners…

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Bipartisan Agreement on Gun Legislation

6.17.2022 – The Line Opinion Panel assesses a bipartisan plan to address gun violence that…

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Otero County Chaos & Local Primary Results

6.17.2022 – The Line Opinion Panel dives into the chaos in Otero County where commissioners…

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President Biden Visits NM

6.17.2022 – The Line Opinion Panel reacts to President Biden’s weekend visit to our state.…

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General Election Preview

6.9.2022 –The Line Opinion Panel looks ahead to the general election. Panelists explore Republican Nominee…

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Primary Election Analysis

6.9.2022 –New Mexico voters had their say at the polls this week. Our Line Opinion…

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Flooding Concerns Following Historic Fires

6.9.2022 –The Line Opinion Panel discusses the lingering threat of flooding in parts of the…

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