Recorded live at the KSFR studios in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The elections of 2018 presented a mandate for change in the politics of New Mexico. A Republican governor was replaced by a Democrat, a Republican majority in the State House was turned into a minority, while the Democrats kept the reins in the Senate. Democrats swept all the other statewide offices and more women were voted into state legislature than ever before.
How were those changes reflected in the 60-day session of the state legislature completed less than two weeks ago? What was new and different about what the legislature passed when it comes to four basic responsibilities of state government – taxing and spending, educating and regulating?
Trip Jennings, New Mexico In Depth’s executive director, is an award-winning veteran journalist who has worked at newspapers across the nation, including in California, Connecticut and Georgia. Besides working at the Albuquerque Journal and Santa Fe New Mexican, Jennings was part of a team that started the New Mexico Independent, an influential online newspaper.