This week, New Mexico in Focus dissects the 2013 Legislature's two biggest bills, the budget and the capital outlay bill. They also look at notable vetoes and signatures by Gov. Susanna Martinez.

New Mexico in Focus airs Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. on Channel 5.1 and Saturday, April 13 at 5 p.m. on Channel 9.1.

Albuquerque Public Schools may soon chart its own course for teacher evaluations. The move would fly in the face of the state Public Education Department, and comes amid a nationwide debate on how best to measure the effectiveness of educators.

The panel also explores the coming battles over gun rights legislation and immigration policies at the national level, plus, the founder of the wildly popular online venture "Inhabitants of Burque," Leo York is in studio.

• Leo York, founder, Inhabitants of Burque

Line Guest Panelist
• Dan Boyd, reporter, Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists
• Dan Foley, former New Mexico House Republican Whip
• Sophie Martin, editor in chief, New Mexico Law Review
• Laura Sanchez, attorney

Host Commentator
• Gene Grant

The producers of New Mexico in Focus are Matt Grubs and Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation.

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