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February 12, 2016 – Driver’s licenses and compliance with the federal REAL ID Act is once again a focus for lawmakers in Santa Fe. This week, host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the current legislation. LINE PANELISTS: … Continue reading The Line: Lawmakers Consider Compromise On Driver’s Licenses

February 12, 2016 – The proposed Albuquerque Rapid Transit system has been a fierce topic of debate for months. This week, supporters and opponents discussed ART on the KUNM Call in Show – ABQ Public Transportation And The Rapid Transit Plan We also … Continue reading The Line: Will the Albuquerque Rapid Transit Proposal Move Forward?

February 12, 2016 – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced this week that an investigation did not find credible evidence of fraud at 10 more behavioral health providers across the state. In 2013, the New Mexico Human Services Department cut … Continue reading The Line: Behavioral Health Providers Cleared By Attorney General

February 5, 2016 – The Santa Fe New Mexican reported this week that the legislature may consider a 19 percent cut in the Human Services Department’s Behavioral Health Services Division. Advocates and providers have raised concerns about cuts to behavioral health and … Continue reading The Line: The Cost Of Cutting Behavioral Health Services

February 5, 2016 – A bill in the legislature this session (HB 211) would stop counties and cities in New Mexico from creating their own labor laws, particularly raising the minimum wage. Host Gene Grant leads a discussion about that … Continue reading The Line: State vs. Local Control On The Minimum Wage

February 5, 2016 – Bob Perls from New Mexico Open Primaries sat down with us this week to talk about why he believes open primaries would increase voter engagement. After that conversation, Gene Grant leads a debate on open primaries and the … Continue reading The Line: Primary Voting

January 29, 2016 – We learned this week that New Mexico again has the highest unemployment rate in the nation. Also in recent weeks, Sprint announced that the company will cut almost 400 jobs at its Rio Rancho call center. … Continue reading The Line: Unemployment In New Mexico

January 29, 2016 – Breakfast After The Bell  was created reduce the number of children who are hungry at the start of the school day. But some lawmakers say they’re hearing from teachers and school officials that eating in the classroom is … Continue reading The Line: Lawmakers Consider Changes To Breakfast After The Bell Program

January 29, 2016 – This year’s legislative session is a 30-day budget session, but that doesn’t mean that the state budget is the only issue that lawmakers are debating at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Other bills covering the state’s “three … Continue reading The Line: Lawmakers Debate Proposals On “Three Strikes” Law And Teen Curfews

January 22, 2016 – A group of Albuquerque business owners who oppose the city’s plan for creating a bus rapid transit line down Central Avenue started the process this week to attempt to recall new city council member Pat Davis. The reason they … Continue reading The Line: Business Owners Come Out Against Rapid Transit Plan