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March 25, 2016 – New Mexico is now using reserve funds to help pay for operations during the current fiscal year. Falling oil and gas prices have had a significant impact on the state budget. Were reserve funds the right way to address … Continue reading The Line: State Drawing On Reserves For Current Operations

March 18, 2016 – A new report caught our attention recently. Good Jobs First concluded that 70 percent of tax credits in New Mexico have gone to out of state companies instead of local business. The numbers in our state … Continue reading The Line: Tax Credits For Big Business

March 18, 2016 – The Associated Press reported this week that lawmakers are apparently not using official email to conduct state business, but are instead focusing on meetings and phone calls. Does it matter to the public if there’s no … Continue reading The Line: Does It Matter If Lawmakers Don’t Use Official Email Accounts?

March 18, 2016 – The UNM Board of Regents voted this week to restructure the governance of the UNM Health Sciences Center. The change was controversial and many people turned out at the meeting to ask the regents to delay … Continue reading The Line: UNM Regents Vote To Restructure Governance For UNMH

March 11, 2016 – Political candidates who want to run in this year’s races had to file by this week. Host Gene Grant and our latest Line opinion panelists talk about the current political climate, who is running, and who decided to … Continue reading The Line: Who Is Running This Year In Local Races? (Web Extra)

March 11, 2016 – A lawsuit filed by Arizona-based La Frontera is raising new questions about what happened in 2013 when the state of New Mexico cut off Medicaid funding for 15 behavioral health providers that were accused of fraud. Almost all … Continue reading The Line: Arizona Behavioral Health Provider Sues NM Company

March 11, 2016 –  An article in the Santa Fe New Mexican caught our attention this week: Candidates’ emphasis on origins reflects an obsession with native pedigree in Santa Fe. Reporter Daniel J. Chacón looked at how candidates in local races in … Continue reading The Line: Being A “Local” In Politics; McCleskey Will Not Face Charges

March 4, 2016 – In the past two weeks, Albuquerque media outlets reported on various community meetings on the planned Albuquerque Rapid Transit system down Central Avenue. The Albuquerque Journal highlighted “colorful language” in its coverage of one meeting this … Continue reading The Line: Public Debate About The Albuquerque Rapid Transit Remains Heated

March 4, 2016 – Health clinics in schools across the state are facing potential funding cuts. The state department of health is expected to cut at least 300 thousand dollars in funding for the program, according to local media reports. School-based health … Continue reading The Line: School-Based Health Clinics Face Potential Funding Cuts

March 4, 2016 – Former state senator Phil Griego resigned last year during the legislative session amid allegations of ethics violations. Now Griego faces 9 criminal charges, including bribery and solicitation, fraud and filing a false financial disclosure statement. Those charges were … Continue reading The Line: Former State Senator Faces Criminal Charges Related To Real Estate Deal