New Mexico in Focus takes a look ahead this week to the 2012 legislative session, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 17. Gov. Susana Martinez sits down with correspondent Gwyneth Doland to talk about her new approach to getting what she wants from New Mexico lawmakers.

The Line will take a look at the upcoming lawmaking calendar. With the balance of power potentially set to shift dramatically in the House, will representatives be pushing to prove their mettle to voters in their new districts? Also, Stephen Spitz of KUNM radio joins the regular panelists to explore the session and whether lawmakers should be paid for their efforts.

New Mexico in Focus airs Fridays at 7 p.m.

• Governor Susana Martinez

The Line Guest Panelist
• Stephen Spitz, Public Affairs Producer, KUNM Radio

The Line Panelists
• Dan Foley, Former NM House Republican Whip
• Sophie Martin, social media consultant
• Laura Sanchez, environmental attorney

• Gwyneth Doland

• 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. Closed Captioning of New Mexico in Focus was made possible by a gift from Mrs. Elspeth G. Bobbs.

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