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 September 20, 2019 – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this week that she plans to pitch lawmakers on a program for free tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. The governor says her Opportunity Scholarship plan would be a … Continue reading The Line: Governor Lujan Grisham Proposes Free College

September 20, 2019 – In November, Albuquerque will ask voters to approve changes to the city’s public campaign finance system. Each of two proposals would add 75 cents to the dollar-per-voter level the city uses now. That would mean hundreds … Continue reading The Line: Are Democracy Dollars A Fix For Public Financing of Campaigns

 September 20, 2019 – President Trump’s rally in New Mexico this week is the first step in the reelection campaign’s plan to turn New Mexico red in 2020. It was also a chance for the president to try to … Continue reading President Trump Makes His Pitch to Hispanic Voters in New Mexico

September 13, 2019 – President Donald Trump’s decision to repurpose $3.6 billion in military funding to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border will have impacts in New Mexico. Specifically, the President’s use of emergency powers will temporarily cost Holloman … Continue reading The Line: Military Projects Set Aside for Border Wall

September 13, 2019 – What does life after coal look like in New Mexico? That’s the question many people are struggling with after the passing of the Energy Transition Act during last year’s legislative session. The legislation sets a goal … Continue reading The Line: Moving Away From Coal

September 13, 2019 – The push to tap New Mexico’s nearly $19 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund to help pay for early childhood education programs has failed again and again at the state capitol. This year, Department of Finance and … Continue reading The Line: Early Childhood Education Endowment

September 6, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the abundance of lawsuits filed by Carlsbad Medical Center against its patients – an aggressive practice highlighted by The New York Times. Patients often find themselves in a … Continue reading The Line: Carlsbad Hospital’s High Rate of Lawsuits Against Patients

September 6, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists debate new medical cannabis guidelines and rulings affecting public schools and out-of-state patients. Line Panelists: Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter Dede Feldman, former state senator H. Diane … Continue reading The Line: Medical Marijuana Update

September 6, 2019 – Former New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Charles W. Daniels passed away recently. A “titan of the law,” according to current Chief Justice Judith Nakamura, he may be remembered as much for his bass guitar playing and … Continue reading The Line: Remembering Judge Charles Daniels

August 30, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss Bernalillo County’s passage of a new paid leave law and the Albuquerque City Council’s look into whether a similar “leave for any reason” law would work for the … Continue reading The Line: ABQ Considers Mirroring BernCo’s Newly Approved Leave Law