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April 11, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists take a deep look into the Energy Transition Act, which Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law last month. It’s a landmark energy law that also helps out the … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico’s Energy Transition Act

April 11, 2019 – At the end of a weeklong span that saw police officers responding to more than a half-dozen violent deaths, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and APD Chief Mike Geier unveiled a plan to address gun violence in … Continue reading The Line: Addressing Crime in Albuquerque

April 4, 2019 – Opioid addiction and access to quality treatment is a major concern in New Mexico, especially in its rural areas.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the state’s opioid crisis in light of recent … Continue reading The Line: Dealing with Opioid Addiction in New Mexico

April 4, 2019 – This week, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law the first statewide minimum wage increase in more than a decade. The current rate, $7.50 an hour, will go up to $9.00 an hour starting in January … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico’s Minimum Wage Will Increase Starting in 2020

April 4, 2019 – House Republican leader Jim Townsend has refiled a petition to put a newly signed gun law before voters through a rarely used referendum process. Senate Bill 8 requires background checks before most firearm sales in New … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico GOP Pushes to Repeal New Gun Law

March 29, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the consequences of New Mexico being named the number one state in the nation for its dependence on the federal government. Should the state embrace the designation or … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico Leads Nation in Dependence on Federal Money

March 29, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel examine the fallout from the news blast that resounded across the nation when U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced he would not seek re-election in 2020. Line Panelists: Sophie Martin, … Continue reading The Line: Senator Tom Udall Won’t Seek Third Term

March 22, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists critique the “education moonshot” launched this legislative session. Lawmakers are pouring money into the education department, with an emphasis on early childhood.  The Line weighs in on whether the … Continue reading The Line: Evaluating The “Education Moonshot”

March 22, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine New Mexico’s response to the influx of new immigrants. They look at the different definitions of a border “crisis” and debate the best way to handle migrants who … Continue reading The Line: Border Issues In New Mexico

March 8, 2019 – A bill to assign New Mexico’s electors to the winner of the national popular vote made it to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk this legislative session.  Only five times in our country’s history has the popular … Continue reading The Line: Should New Mexico Change Electoral College Process?