This week, New Mexico in Focus begins its coverage of the 2016 legislative session by looking at the capital outlay process. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland takes viewers to the Roundhouse to hear why many say the current system for allocating funds to projects across the state is not effective.

New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during Pledge Drives.

Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the first week of the session and Gov. Susana Martinez's State of the State address.

They also discuss a state probe into the business dealings of former APD Chief Ray Schultz, and debate whether a bus rapid transit system down Central Avenue would be a good thing for Albuquerque.

Line Panelists
Diane Denish, former lieutenant governor
Rob Nikolewski, Independent Journalist
Antoinette Sedillo López, executive director of Enlace Comunitario
Stephen Spitz, host of New Mexico People, Places, and Ideas on KUNM

Gwyneth Doland

Gene Grant

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus, along with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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