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Women’s Issues in the 2023 Legislative Session & a Breakdown from Gene and the Line Opinion Panel

New Mexico in Focus Senior Producer Lou DiVizio opens the show with updates on several stories from around the state. Gene Grant sits down with Martha Burk, political psychologist, author and host of the podcast, ‘Real Time with Martha Burk.’ Gene asks about a series of issues in the 2023 legislature that will impact women and families, including new a reproductive rights law and the failure of paid family leave. 
Then, Gene Grant and the Line Opinion Panel recap the 2023 legislative session, breaking down the crime bills that gained approval, and discussing the newly passed House Bill 7, which codifies abortion rights in New Mexico. 

Finally, Gene and the Line discuss the many bills that failed to reach the governor’s desk, including crime bills that fell short despite calls for improved public safety, and failed efforts to modernize the state’s legislature. 

Host:  Lou DiVizio
Line Host: Gene Grant  
Guest: Martha Burk, political psychologist, author & host of the podcast, ‘Real Time with Martha Burk’   The Line Opinion Panel:   Dan McKay, staff writer, Albuquerque Journal   Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, the Santa Fe New Mexican   Shaun Griswold, editor, Source New Mexico  
For More Information:

APD Reviewed Every 2022 Police Shooting. Here are the Proposed Reforms – Albuquerque Journal 

New Mexico passed laws protecting access to abortion. Opponents ready for legal fight – even to U.S. Supreme Court – Albuquerque Journal 

Committee tables Paid Family and Medical Leave bill, likely ending bill’s hopes this year – NM Political Report  

Gov. signs safe gun storage bill into law – NM Political Report 

Bill targeting organized retail crime in New Mexico sent to governor – Albuquerque Journal 

Legislature approved two major reproductive, gender-affirming care bills – NM Political Report 

New Mexico voting rights bill heads to governor for signature – CNN 

Governor on crime legislation: `I’m going to keep trying’ – Santa Fe New Mexican  

Bill to let unaffiliated voters participate in primaries clears Senate – NM Political Report 

Finance chair: Lawmaker pay unlikely to pass – Santa Fe New Mexican 

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