KUNM Call In Show 9/29/ 8a: Governor Susana Martinez expected to soon call lawmakers back to Santa Fe for a special session. They must deal with a budget deficit from the last fiscal year and a projected drop in revenue for the current fiscal year. But the governor also wants them to consider her proposal to bring back the death penalty in some cases. New Mexico abolished the death penalty in 2009.
If you were representing your neighborhood or community in Santa Fe, what would you propose for balancing the state budget? What are your top priorities for the state and are your elected officials talking about those priorities? We'd like to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call in live during the show.
Legislative Finance Committee - FY18 Budget Guidelines
- Richard Anklam, Executive Director of New Mexico Tax Research Institute
- Lorene Mills, journalist “Report From Santa Fe”
- Andy Lyman, reporter with NM Political Report
- Republican Representative Monica Youngblood, sponsoring legislation on the death penalty
- Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez, executive director of Enlace Comunitario.
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