NMiF correspondent Gwyneth Doland is joined by expert guests who share insights on the state budget process. They discuss where the budget is transparent, and where it isn’t, in the context of the current discussions about budget fixes in Santa Fe.

Producer Sarah Gustavus talks with a young Democrat and young Republican to talk about what they learned about local and national politics by working with campaigns last year. They will also talk about what makes them hopeful in our currently divided political climate.

Finally, NMIF host Gene Grant and the Line Opinion panelists debate some of the latest stories in the news, including how some of the state’s cities plan to make up budget deficits and what inspired many New Mexicans to join in last Saturday’s marches and demonstrations in support of woman’s rights.

The show 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.

Studio Guests
Samuel LeDoux, young Republican
Danila Crespin Zidovsky, young Democrat
Richard Anklam, NM Tax Research Institute  
Fred Nathan, Think New Mexico

Line Panelists
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP

Gwyneth Doland
Sarah Gustavus

Host / Commentator
Gene Grant

NMiF is New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and in the Southwest.

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus with Associate Producer Kathy Wimmer. NM PBS Public Affairs Executive Producer is Kevin McDonald.

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.

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