This week on New Mexico in Focus, host Gene Grant sits down with U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce to discuss the recent budget compromise as well as the Congressman's efforts to boost New Mexico's economy.

KNME's one hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on Channel 5.1. The show can also be seen on KNME's Digital Channel 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m.

Also this week, panelists discuss Osama Bin Laden's death, new candidates for the upcoming state Congressional election and a new auditing system in place for school districts across the state.

• Rep. Steve Pearce - R, 2nd Congressional District

LINE Panelist:
• Laura Sanchez, environmental lawyer, Natural Resources Defense Council

 Guest Panelists:
• Dan Foley, former NM House Minority Whip
• Jon Knudsen, Duke City Fix blogger
• Peter St. Cyr, blogger,

• Gene Grant, Weekly Alibi Columnist

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New Mexico in Focus is produced by Kevin McDonald and Kathy Wimmer and closed captioning has been made possible by a gift from Mrs. Elspeth G. Bobbs.