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    Governor and Legislative Panel Each Reveal Budgets | The Line

    >>AWASH IN OIL MONEY, LAWMAKERS TAKE TO THE CAPITOL ON JANUARY 21 FOR THIS YEARS LEGISLATIVE SESSION. BOTH THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE RELEASED BUDGET PROPOSALS THIS WEEK. GOVERNOR MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM HAS PROPOSED BETTER THAN AN 8% INCREASE, WITH ADDED SPENDING ON SCHOOLS AND ROADS, INFRASTRUCTURE, ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO, PAY RAISES, A ONE-TIME INFUSION OF MONEY INTO A TRUST FUND FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND MONEY TO FILL IN THE GAPS FOR TUITION AT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES FREE.>>LAWMAKERS ARE ABOUT AT 6 1/2 PERCENT FOR THEIR INCREASE. WITH DIFFERENCES IN FUNDING FOR A NEW EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND MONEY FOR THAT PUBLIC HIGHER…

  • 2020 MN Legislative Session Begins With Hearings and Debates
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    2020 MN Legislative Session Begins With Hearings and Debates

    BROKE THROUGHçó THE THIN ICE. HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL FOR HYPOTHERMIA.>>MALAAK: THE MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE OPENED ITS 2020 ELECTION YEAR SESSION ELECTION YEAR SESSION ñ OY WITH LAWMAKERS DEBATING HOW MUCH TO BORROW FOR PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AND A HOST OF OTHER CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES THAT DIVIDE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. DOZENS OF PEOPLE WEARING MOMS DEMAND ACTION T-SHIRTS IN SUPPORT OF DEMOCRATIC-BACKED GUN CONTROL BILLS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE HOUSE AND SENATE CHAMBERS TO WELCOME LAWMAKERS BACK. THE HOUSE HELD TWO OPENING DAY HEARINGS ON A DEMOCRATIC BACKED BILL TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY INSULIN SUPPLIES TO DIABETICS WHO CAN’T AFFORD THEM. SENATE REPUBLICANS PLAN TO HOLD A HEARING THURSDAY ON THEIR OWN

  • Episode 1035 | THE LINE: Ethics Legislation
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    Episode 1035 | THE LINE: Ethics Legislation

    >>AND WE’RE BACK AT THE TABLE WITH THIS WEEK’S LINE OPINION PANELISTS TO TALK ABOUT MORE ONE TOPIC. REPRESENTATIVE JIM DINES INTRODUCED LEGISLATION THIS YEAR THAT WOULD ASK VOTERS TO DECIDE WHETHER THE STATE SHOULD HAVE AN INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMISSION. NOW, VIKI, YOUR ORGANIZATION, COMMON CAUSE NEW MEXICO, HAS SUPPORTED THE CREATION OF AN INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMISSION IN THE PAST. IN FACT, THIS BILL HAS COME UP BEFORE FROM MR. DINES AS WELL. SOMETHING FEELS A LITTLE DIFFERENT IN THE AIR, HOWEVER, THIS YEAR. WHAT’S YOUR SENSE OF IT? SOMETHING FEELS LIKE IT’S GETTING A LITTLE TRACTION TO ME.>>THE ISSUE IS DEFINITELY GETTING A LOT MORE TRACTION HERE, UNTIL I…

  • Why Isn’t It Getting Better Yet? Behavior Intervention using Targeted Social Emotional Supports
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    Why Isn’t It Getting Better Yet? Behavior Intervention using Targeted Social Emotional Supports

    [MUSIC PLAYING] The next tier, Tier 2, on the pyramid model is targeted social and emotional supports. Research is telling us that a greater number of our kids are coming to us needing support in this area, social and emotional. So we have to be very specific in teaching these skills. Really our thought as educators, especially in early childhood, is we think we have a social environment. We have these kids that come to us. We put them all together. They’re going to socialize and they’re going to interact with each other appropriately. In reality, they don’t have those skills. They don’t have the skills to be able to…

  • Cannabis Legislation | The Line
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    Cannabis Legislation | The Line

    >>Gene: SENATE BILL 115 WOULD LEGALIZE THE SALE OF RECREATIONAL CANNABIS. IT PASSED ITS FIRST HURDLE TUESDAY. SENATORS VOTED 4-3 ALONG PARTY LINES, DEMOCRATS FOR AND REPUBLICANS AGAINST. IT PASSED AFTER HOURS OF PUBLIC COMMENT AND DEBATE. THOSE IN FAVOR CITE PUBLIC SUPPORT AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ECONOMIC BOON. THOSE AGAINST, BRING UP SAFETY AND HEALTH ISSUES, AMONG OTHER CONCERNS. WE WOULD BE ROUGHLY ONE OF DOZEN STATES WITH LEGALIZED RECREATIONAL CANNABIS BUT ONE OF, I BELIEVE, THREE STATES WITH — I AM NOT SURE — THIRD TO PASS IT BY STATUTE VERSUS, YOU KNOW, A PUBLIC VOTE.>>INITIAL TAKE AWAY. I WANT TO ASK, FIRST OF ALL, FROM YOUR SENSE OF…

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    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham On Plans for Legislative Session

    >>THANKS FOR COMING IN. I HAVE A BOAT LOAD TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT. APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.>>DELIGHTED TO BE HERE, MATT. THANK YOU.>>LET’S START WITH EDUCATION. THE BIGGEST CHUNK OF THE STATE BUDGET. THE PLAINTIFFS IN THE YAZZIE/ MARTINEZ LAWSUIT HAVE HINTED THAT LAST YEAR, EVEN WITH THE TEACHER RAISES, HAVE AMOUNTED TO WINDOW DRESSINGS. SCHOOLS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT EQUITY REQUIREMENTS, ESPECIALLY CHARTER SCHOOLS. HOW DO YOU MOVE BEYOND INCREASING TEACHER SALARIES INTO WHATEVER PHASE 2 LOOKS LIKE?>>THAT IS PART OF THE MISNOMER. YOU DON’T MOVE ON. YOU KEEP BUILDING AND INVESTING. IT SHOULD BE STRATEGIC AND MEANINGFUL AND YOU SHOULD GET TO THE OUTCOMES WE ALL DESIRE, RIGHT? WHICH…

  • Legislative Session Kick-Off, Responsible Budgeting & Open Government | Preview
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    Legislative Session Kick-Off, Responsible Budgeting & Open Government | Preview

    >>Narrator: FUNDING FOR NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS PROVIDED BY THE MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. FUNDING FOR THE YOUR NEW MEXICO GOVERNMENT PROJECT COMES FROM THE THORNBURG FOUNDATION AND NEW MEXICO LOCAL NEWS FUND. AND VIEWERS LIKE YOU.>>Gene: THIS WEEK ON NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS UNDER WAY. WE’LL TAKE YOU TO THE CAPITOL FOR THE GOVERNOR’S AGENDA.>>Governor: WE ARE FIXING WHAT WAS LEFT BROKEN AND ADDRESSING NEEDS AND TURNING THE CORNER INTO A BRIGHT FUTURE OF OUR INCREDIBLE STATE.>>Gene: PLUS, HAS THE STATE GONE FAR ENOUGH IN EQUALIZING EDUCATION IT PROVIDES FOR ALL STUDENTS? NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS STARTS NOW. THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK. I AM…

  • Would Universal Healthcare Really Work in the U.S.?
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    Would Universal Healthcare Really Work in the U.S.?

    – It’s 3 a.m. and you’re wide awake, your stomach is on fire. It is literally the worst pain that you’ve ever felt, I’m talking more painful than if Iggy Azalea and Kanye West made a duet album, because it’s that painful, you head to the emergency room, the diagnosis, appendicitis. Doctors wheel you into the operating room, do their thing, and eventually, you leave the hospital, alive, minus your appendix. Modern medicine folks. Very impressive. But that’s not the end of your journey. The average cost of the surgery you just had is around $15,000. Now if you happen to have good health insurance that’ll probably pay for most…

  • MN Senate Republicans Present Agenda For 2020 Legislative Session
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    MN Senate Republicans Present Agenda For 2020 Legislative Session

    REPRESENT PUBLISHER’S CLEARING HOUSE IT IS A SCAM.>>>REPUBLICANS WHO HOLD A MAJORITY IN THE MINNESOTA SENATE REVEALED THEIR PRIORITIES FOR THE 2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION TODAY. MINNESOTA CURRENTLY FINDS ITSELF IN A STABLE ECONOMIC POSITION. STATE OFFICIALS PROJECT A BUDGET SURPLUS OF 1.3 BILLION DOLLARS, WITH A FULL BUDGET RESERVE ACCOUNT OF NEARLY 2.4 BILLION DOLLARS, THE STATUTORY MAXIMUM. REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WANT TO GIVE SOME OF THAT BACK TO MINNESOTANS.>>I THINK IT’S TIME TO FULLY EXEMPT SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME. LET’S BE ONE OF THOSE STATES THAT DOESN’T TAX OUR SENIORS WHEN THEY’VE PAID ALL THE THROUGH, AND NOW THEY HAVE TO PAY AGAIN. THAT WILL BE ONE OF OUR PRIORITIES.…

  • Environmental Legislation in the 2019 Session
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    Environmental Legislation in the 2019 Session

    >>SENATOR PETER WIRTH, REPRESENTATIVE GAIL ARMSTRONG, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY. SO, WITH THE 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION ABOUT TO KICK OFF LATER THIS MONTH, WE ARE GOING TO BE SEEING SOME BILLS ON THE ENVIRONMENT THIS YEAR, RIGHT?>>NO QUESTION. LOTS OF THINGS IN THE PIPELINE AND WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY ENERGY REVOLUTION HAPPENING IN OUR STATE ON SO MANY DIFFERENT FRONTS AND OBVIOUSLY THE NEED TO ADDRESS LOTS OF OVERSIGHT REGULATORY ISSUES, THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF CHANGES, A NEW GOVERNOR LEADING THE WAY.>>SO, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TOP ISSUES ON THE ENVIRONMENT THAT YOU SEE WE’LL TALK ABOUT IN THE LEGISLATURE THIS YEAR?>>A COUPLE THINGS.…