The Line

May 31, 2019 – Governor Lujan Grisham went to Washington, D.C. hat in hand this month, looking for federal money to reimburse counties grappling with a record number of asylum seekers. Meanwhile, two more counties passed resolutions to oppose the … Continue reading The Line: Responding to the Border Crisis

May 31, 2019 – A recent decision regarding how felony court cases begin in and around Albuquerque has ignited a heated standoff, with defense attorneys, judges, District Attorney Raúl Torrez and Mayor Tim Keller weighing in. The Court wants to … Continue reading The Line: Grand Juries Vs. Preliminary Hearings

May 24, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the rapid rollout of new education programs, as school districts scramble to try to take advantage of new money from the state.   Line Panelists: Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR Sophie … Continue reading The Line: Extended School Year and the Education Rollout

May 24, 2019 – Diversifying New Mexico’s economy has been a goal for many years. But with the recent announcement that ExxonMobil anticipates pumping $64 billion dollars in economic benefits to the state over the next 40 years, it’s a hard to think … Continue reading The Line: State of the State’s Economy

May 24, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the perception by many Burqueños that the city is a dangerous place in which to live, and debate Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez’s proposed constitutional amendment that … Continue reading The Line: New Constitutional Amendment Proposed for Public Safety

May 17, 2019 – It’s been a long time coming–about 14 years–but Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Galactic, declared the time has come to ramp up his business association with our state. Gene Grant and the Line … Continue reading The Line: Spaceport America Close to Taking Flight

May 17, 2019 – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Representative Ben Ray Luján, both Democratic hopefuls looking to fill retiring Senator Tom Udall’s seat, have pledged not to take money from political action committees, or PACs. It’s a … Continue reading The Line: Political Action Committees in New Mexico Politics

May 17, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists continue the discussion of streetlights and public safety, especially in Albuquerque’s International District. Line Panelists: Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal Sophie … Continue reading The Line: Streetlights and Public Safety

May 10, 2019 – Businesses located in the Central Avenue corridor have seen enough, heard enough, and now, enough is enough. For a new coalition of business owners, crime—and its financial consequences—has reached a breaking point.  In response, they’ve come … Continue reading The Line: Community Policing Proposal for Albuquerque’s Route 66

May 10, 2019 – The accommodation of asylum seekers as they work their way through the immigration process was bolstered this week with an Albuquerque City Council vote to allocate $250,000 for humanitarian support in their transition through the city. … Continue reading The Line: Migrants Seeking Asylum Surge Through Albuquerque