This week on New Mexico in Focus panelists sit down with Sen. Tom Udall (D), who just four years into his first term, is now the senior senator from New Mexico. Matt Grubs talks with him about the fiscal cliff's cost to middle class taxpayers and more. Additionally, correspondent Sarah Gustavus talks with Gov. Susana Martinez about what is likely to come out of the upcoming legislative session.

New Mexico PBS' one hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1. The show can also be seen on New Mexico PBS Channel 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m.

Also this week, an all journalist panel share their opinions on legislative narratives that will play out over the next two months, including leadership battles, and which issues are likely to gain traction.

• Sen. Tom Udall (D)
• Gov. Susana Martinez

Guest Panelists
• Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal
• Russ Contreras, Associated Press
• Rob Nikolewski, Capitol Report New Mexico
• Matt Reichbach, New Mexico Telegram

• Matt Grubs, NMiF producer
• Sarah Gustavas, executive producer, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

• Gene Grant

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New Mexico in Focus is produced by Matt Grubs and Kathy Wimmer. Funding has been provided in part by the McCune Foundation.

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