Tipping Point NM episode 233: Latest Update on COVID-19 in New Mexico, RBG, unemployment, and more

On this week’s podcast discussion Paul and Wally give the latest update on COVID 19 including information on the Gov.’s latest press conference.

Youth sports can practice, but not play games, overnight camping is available at most state parks in groups of no more than 10, pick-your-own pumpkin patches will be permitted to operate, ice skating rinks may operate for athletic training and practice by reservation only, and swimming pools may open with no more than 10 individuals in a pool at any one time; previously swimming pools were permitted only to provide lane swimming.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies. What does that mean? Paul discusses a ruling that included the Justice: Kelo v. New London. A recent ruling by a Trump-appointed judge smacks down Pennsylvania’s COVID lockdown. The conclusion of his decision is amazing.

Movie theaters remain closed; Same with bowling alleys.

New Mexico’s August unemployment rate remains in double digits.

Gun rights ordinances on the agenda at City Council;

Project Labor Agreements on the County’s agenda Tuesday night.

According to a new report, electricity prices jumped 10.1% last year (a prelude to further rate hikes?):

Beleaguered San Juan County raises taxes in order to overcome economic woes.

NM set up a $300 permanent fund for pre-K in the 2020 Legislative session. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican it isn’t growing. Rather than using that money or opening the economy MLG still wants a federal bailout.

Oil production bounced a bit in June, but it is still way down.