Tipping Point NM episode 285: NM Legislative Session, Marijuana, Haaland Confirmed at Interior, NM Civil Rights Act and More

On this week’s podcast conversation, Paul and Wally discuss the conclusion of the 2021 Legislative session. Gov. Lujan Grisham plans to call a special session to deal with marijuana legalization. Wally and Paul discuss whether that is a good idea. They discuss allegations of “bullying” and they discuss some of the most important bills that passed or failed in the legislative session.

Over the weekend rallies were held across New Mexico in support of reopening the State. Paul discusses what he saw at the Albuquerque rally.

Gov. MLG says New Mexico stands to lose $709 million between this fiscal year and 2025 if there’s a 10 percent decline in production.

Deb Haaland has been confirmed as Secretary of Interior. A CD 1 special election is set for June 1. The GOP field grows and the State central committees of both parties will soon be meeting to discuss the respective candidates.

And in a special segment, Paul visits with Grace Philips of the New Mexico Association of Counties about the impact House Bill 4, NM Civil Rights Act, will have on counties in New Mexico.