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What Failed in the 2022 Legislative Session?

2.18.2022 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham laid out an aggressive agenda for the 2022 Legislative Session, especially considering it was just a 30-day, budget session. Some of her big-ticket items were seemingly doomed from the start, such as efforts to position New Mexico as a Hyrdrogen energy hub. Others, like the Voting Rights Act, were defeated by a last-minute filibuster. Our Line opinion panelists break it all down and also react to the surprising news that Speaker of the House Brian Egolf will not run for reelection.

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:

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

Julia Goldberg, reporter, Santa Fe Reporter

Trip Jennings, executive director, New Mexico in Depth

For More Information:

Voting bill dies as 30-day session comes to an endAlbuquerque Journal

GOP senator’s filibuster kills voting rights billSanta Fe New Mexican

What passed, what failed in the 2022 legislative sessionSanta Fe New Mexican

What the failed cannabis clean up bill meansNew Mexico Political Report

NM House speaker won’t seek another termAlbuquerque Journal

This segment is part of our Your New Mexico Government project, a collaboration between KUNM radio and New Mexico PBS. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.