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Let's Talk 2021 Legislature – It's On(line)

Marisa Demarco
The state Capitol is closed due to threats of violence and to guard against the spread of COVID-19. This year's legislative session will be online.

Let’s Talk New Mexico 1/21 8am: Last week, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham released her list of top legislative priorities for the year. The Governor and legislators, for the most part, agree the focus will be on pandemic recovery. That can mean new spending and creating new revenue streams, and that spending and fundraising will impact New Mexicans in a myriad of ways. Lujan Grisham asked legislators to legalize recreational marijuana, help make health insurance more affordable and to take a stand against greenhouse emissions. Legislators and interest groups have other plans to address climate change, public health and education.

On this week's Let's Talk New Mexico, we'll be talking to lawmakers, advocates and journalists about what New Mexicans can expect from this unprecedented virtual session.


And we want to hear from you! Are you suffering financially because of the pandemic? Are you worried your kids are falling behind in school? Do you think environmental legislation could spur the economy, or is this the wrong time? Which issues do you wish legislators would focus on? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org, tweet #letstalkNM or call in live during the show. 




This is part of our Your NM Government project, a collaboration between KUNM, New Mexico PBS and the Santa Fe Reporter. Support for public media (NMPBS and KUNM) provided by the Thornburg Foundation.