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Will Democrats Pass on Power?

February 12, 2021 – The Line opinion panel discusses efforts to make New Mexico’s political process more equitable when it comes to redistricting. A nonprofit task force that studied the issue recommends creating a bipartisan commission to do the work, and legislation proposing as much seems to have legs at the Capitol this year. The group hashes out the chances for the measure and whether Democrats, who for the first time in three cycles control the governorship and both houses of the Legislature, will want to cede political power when it seems vital to maintain. 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Laura Sanchez, attorney 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima public relations 
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican 

For More Information: 
Proposal Passes House CommitteeAlbuquerque Journal 
New Mexico Reconsiders RedistrictingSanta Fe New Mexican 
Redistricting Report – Gwyneth Doland 


This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.