New Mexico’s 2019 Legislative Session

Our 60-day legislative session begins January 15 and Democrats have the upper hand, with a newly elected Governor, an increased majority in House, but only a shaky majority in the Senate.

So will Governor Lujan Grisham and fellow Democrats be able to pass their agenda in the 2019 Session? Host Stephen Spitz will put this question to Joe Monahan, the author of the State’s go to political blog, New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan.

Under discussion will be all major budget items, along with certain high profile proposals, among the many thousands of expected bills, including: 1) a dramatic increase in funding K-12 programs to meet the Yazzie court ruling; 2) legalization of recreational marijuana; 3) a Constitutional Amendment that would distribute 1% of New Mexico’s $17 billion Permanent School Fund to early childhood programs; 4) ethics legislation, and, 5) removing the $50m cap on film incentive rebates

Produced with assistance of Roman Garcia and Lynn Schibeci

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