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February 8, 2019 – New Mexico’s minimum wage has remained at $7.50 for over ten years now, and Democratic lawmakers think it’s been too low for too long. The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee last week voted along party … Continue reading The Line: Debate Over Raising Minimum Wage

February 8, 2019 – On Tuesday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham revealed her plans to withdraw almost all of the National Guard troops from the New Mexico/Mexico border, making the announcement shortly before President Trump’s State of the Union speech.  She … Continue reading The Line: Governor Withdraws National Guard Troops At Border

February 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line panelists discuss two very sensitive and controversial bills that have made another appearance during the 2019 legislation sessions. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham talked about one of them (HB 51) in her … Continue reading The Line: End Of Life Legislation

February 1, 2019 – The state’s largest provider of medicinal marijuana plants announced a lawsuit this week against the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department. At issue is one and a half million dollars Ultra Health has paid in gross … Continue reading The Line: Cannabis Legislation And Lawsuits

February 1, 2019 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham chose former teacher and NMSU researcher Dr. Karen Trujillo as secretary designate for the state’s Public Education Department, and appointed an experienced team to assist her, including the founders of the Native … Continue reading The Line: Education Department Appointments, Legislation

January 25, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss a proposal to make New Mexico a sanctuary state, while conflict over a border wall and the government shutdown continues to negatively affect many New Mexicans. Line Panelists: … Continue reading The Line: Government Shutdown Is Hurting New Mexicans

January 25, 2019 – There’s an avalanche of education proposals in the Roundhouse this year, as lawmakers look to fix parts of the education system found lacking in the Yazzie/Martinez vs. State of New Mexico lawsuit. Gene Grant and the … Continue reading The Line: Education Reforms

January 25, 2019 – A fast pace is setting the tone for the first full week of New Mexico’s legislative session.  But, not everyone is onboard with the “rocket docket” strategy of streamlining some bills, arguing a lack of transparency, … Continue reading The Line: Legislative Session Off And Running

January 17, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line panelists look at Albuquerque Public School’s mail-in election, which seeks a property tax increase to pay for renovating and repairing aging schools and updating security, technology and educational equipment. Are mail-in … Continue reading The Line: Albuquerque Public Schools Special Mail-In Election

January 17, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists continue their discussion on the topics covered in Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham first State of the State address marking the start of the 60-day legislative session. This time, they … Continue reading The Line: State Of The State Extras