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March 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine tensions between the state and counties over a “right-to-work” ordinance ban and new gun safety laws and proposals. Line Panelists: Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima … Continue reading The Line: Counties Pass Laws Counteracting State Policy

March 15, 2019 – While some bills never get past committees during a legislative session, lawmakers this year were ready to do two things: pass a budget bill and create a voter-approved independent ethics commission. But there have been many … Continue reading The Line: Lawmakers Struggle To Create Ethics Commission

March 8, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine a Senate-approved resolution that would reshape the Public Regulation Commission by turning it into a three-member body appointed by the governor after vetting by an independent nominating committee. … Continue reading The Line: Efforts To Reshape The Public Regulation Commission

March 1, 2019 –A recent study finds the rate of prisoners held in solitary confinement in New Mexico is more than double the 4 percent that state officials claim. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the use of … Continue reading The Line: Solitary Confinement in New Mexico Prisons

March 8, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the legislative proposal to create a new Department of Early Childhood Education. They also discuss Governor Lujan Grisham’s plan to take a half-percent bite from a state endowment … Continue reading The Line: Early Childhood Legislation

March 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the handling of over half a billion dollars raised by the City of Albuquerque’s Public Safety Tax, and the likelihood a good portion of the money raised since … Continue reading The Line: Albuquerque’s Public Safety Tax Dollars Lack Oversight

March 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine reports of groundwater contamination that has destroyed a Clovis dairyman’s livelihood – and threatens his health and the health of the general public. The groundwater has been contaminated … Continue reading The Line: Groundwater Contamination Near Cannon AFB

March 1, 2019 –House Democrats unveiled their tax overhaul plan this week. The proposal includes a mix of tax increases and tax breaks. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the plan and whether it is actually the overhaul … Continue reading The Line: House Democrats Unveil Tax Proposal

Host Gene Grant and The Line panelists discuss some of the other big stories of the week, including a bill that would fund the statewide Commission on the Status of Women, which was basically closed by former Governor Susana Martinez. … Continue reading Web Extra: Commission on the Status of Women, City of Albuquerque Lawsuits

February 22, 2019 – Saying in a press release, “I have no intention of implementing policies that put a financial strain on low-income New Mexicans…,” Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that her administration would appeal to the federal government to … Continue reading The Line: Michelle Lujan Grisham Backs Off Co-pays And Premiums For Medicaid