After The Legislature, The Work Continues

Feb 21, 2018

This year’s 30-day legislative session wrapped up last week. It was a budget year, but lawmakers also considered legislation to address issues like education and public safety. We'll take a look at what happened this year at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, then we'll step back and spend the rest of the hour looking at programs and organizations around the state that are addressing some of the most persistent problems in our communities – from poverty to a lack of access to health care.

Do you have a comment you want to share on the outcomes of this year’s 30-day session? Did lawmakers address the issues you care about? Join the conversation by calling 277-5866 during the show. You can also email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or tweet to #LetsTalkNM.


  • Dede Feldman, former state lawmaker, author of Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico
  • Meriah Heredia-Griego, director and research assistant professor, Cradle to Career Policy Institute at UNM, formerly the New Mexico Center for Education Policy Research
  • Dr. Sanjeev Arora, founder and director of Project ECHO
  • Ona Porter, president and CEO of Prosperity Works