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 end – Albuquerque Journal
GOP senator’s filibuster kills voting rights bill – Santa Fe New Mexican
What passed, what failed in the 2022 legislative session – Santa Fe New Mexican
What the failed cannabis clean up bill means – New Mexico Political Report
NM House speaker won’t seek another term – Albuquerque 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.