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Voting Reform Proposals, the Governor’s Push for Hydrogen & Tax Laws Explained

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we take a critical look at two major items attracting attention in the State Legislature, where lawmakers are considering changes to voting rights and tax laws. Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver explains why her office is calling for voting reforms ahead of the 2022 election cycle, during her conversation with correspondent Gwenyth Doland. And Richard Anklam from the New Mexico Tax Research Institute tells us if the Governor’s proposed tax cuts will have a tangible impact on the lives of New Mexicans.

The Line Opinion Panel weighs in on those proposed voting reforms, including the proposal to allow 16-year-olds to vote in some local elections. Panelists also debate Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s renewed push for Hydrogen power, and the recently released ‘Hydrogen Hub Development Act.’ Plus, how is each party approaching the upcoming election? The Panel explores some of the recent maneuvers from both parties, including the GOP’s challenge of the state’s new political districts.

Host: Gene Grant

Guest: Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), New Mexico Governor

The Line opinion panel:

Dede Feldman, former state senator

Diane Snyder, former state senator

Algernon D’Ammassa,  reporter & columnist, Las Cruces Sun-News


Voting Reform Proposals with NM Secretary of State
Correspondent: Gwenyth Doland
Guest: Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico Secretary of State

Tax Laws Explained
Correspondent: Gene Grant
Guest: Richard Anklam, president and executive director, New Mexico Tax Research Institute