This week on New Mexico in Focus, Gene and the Line Opinion Panel dig into Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s 2022 State of the State Address, analyzing the Governor’s stated priorities, and what she may have left out. Now that the state has a significant budget surplus, the Governor is calling for aggressive action on several fronts, including teacher pay, tax issues and job growth. Our panelists address those priorities and detail any potential issues that could arise in the legislature. 

Governor Lujan Grisham is also proposing a major funding boost to public safety, but is it enough to fill the growing number of vacancies at police departments around the state? 

Plus, a deeper look at the Governor’s plan to strengthen healthcare, and support home caregivers in the age of COVID-19.

New Mexico in Focus airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) Friday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 23 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app.

Guest
Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), New Mexico Governor

The Line opinion panel
Julie Ann Grimm – editor and publisher, Santa Fe Reporter
Kristelle Siarza - owner and CEO, Siarza Social Digital
Adrian Hedden – reporter, Carlsbad Current-Argus

Host
Kevin McDonald, executive producer, NMPBS

New Mexico in Focus is the New Mexico PBS prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education, and art 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 Matt Grubs, with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. The NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald. 

The McCune Charitable Foundation provides NMiF funding, along with viewers like you.

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