This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland reports from the Roundhouse on the latest movement regarding ethics legislation and especially on the recently released HB4, which lays out details of how a voter-approved Ethics Commission would work.

NMiF host Gene Grant sits down in-studio with a former legislature and open-government advocates, to look further into ethics legislation currently making the rounds in Santa Fe.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss a grouping of future tax bills and current tax laws, examine Governor Lujan Grisham’s nomination of five new UNM Regents, and look at the concerns many Republican legislators have that their voices aren’t being heard in this year’s 60-day session.

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.

Studio Guests
Jim Dines, former New Mexico House Republican
Heather Ferguson, executive director of Common Cause New Mexico
Kathleen Sabo, executive director of New Mexico Ethics Watch

Legislators Interviewed
Rep. Daymon Ely (D), New Mexico House of Representatives
Rep. Kelly K. Fajardo (R), New Mexico House of Representatives
Sen. Richard Martinez (D), New Mexico Senator

Correspondent
Gwyneth Doland

Line Panelists
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law

Host
Gene Grant

New Mexico in Focus is New Mexico PBS’ prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest.

Hosted by Gene Grant, NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education, and arts issues, and explores them in-depth, with a critical eye to give them context beyond the "news of the moment."

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 by the McCune Charitable Foundation, the Neeper Natural History Programming Fund for KNME TV and viewers like you.

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