048 Legislative Session 2019, ART Buses and More

Paul and Dowd discuss some questions that Paul raised in a recent piece about the upcoming 2019 legislative session. With Republicans largely on the sidelines how will debates over spending, tapping the permanent fund, and marijuana legalization work out? Are Democrats serious about gross receipts tax reform?    Dowd covers recent data showing that the Farmington and Santa Fe are still lagging in terms of overall job numbers from a decade ago.    The Secretary of State has proposed same day voter registration. Is that a game-changer?    APS and the City of Albuquerque will not be sharing the cost of holding an election this February meaning that taxpayers in the school district will be fronting the full $1 million+ cost of holding the mail-in vote over big property tax hikes.   The dispute between the Keller Administration and the Build Your Dreams Bus Company is escalating. Dowd and Paul discuss.    Finally, both Dowd and Paul had interesting Holiday vacations that brought forth thoughts on New Mexico and its economic situation.