The Line

February 26, 2016 – In our final minutes of the Line this week, the panelists debate Dianna Duran’s request that a judge modify the terms of her probation. The former Secretary of State pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds last … Continue reading The Line: Duran Seeks Changes In Probation; State To Release Information About Medical Marijuana Producers

February 26, 2016 – Local media have reported in recent weeks on proposed changes to the  Mexican wolf re-introduction program in Arizona and New Mexico. Host Gene Grant leads a debate on the future of the program with this week’s … Continue reading The Line: Wolf Reintroduction Program

February 26, 2016 – An article in the Santa Fe New Mexican stated this week “New Mexico has not had a major job creator since Intel moved into Rio Rancho 25 years ago.” Recent layoffs and a high unemployment rate … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico’s Economy

February 19, 2016 – The Albuquerque Police Department has a new use-of-force policy. Are officers getting the training they need fast enough to meet deadlines outlined in the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the city? Host Gene … Continue reading The Line: New Use-of-Force Policies For APD

February 19, 2016 – The 2016 legislative session is over but there’s already been talk about a potential special session later in the year if revenue projections continue to fall. Host Gene Grant leads a discussion this week about the outcomes of the session … Continue reading The Line: Legislative Session Wrap Up

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