059 Conversation with Rep. Moe Maestas

With Democrats in firm control of the levers of power in New Mexico’s Legislature and the executive branch, Paul interviews Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas who represents a portion of Albuquerque’s West Side. Maestas, a Democrat, is among the longest tenured members of the House.    Among the many topics Moe and Paul discuss are New Mexico’s poverty and why it remains relatively poor, the ideological makeup of the House and how that will comport with the more conservative Senate, and New Mexico’s nature as a relatively rural state.    Moe and Paul have a robust conversation about the oil and gas industry and its role in New Mexico, education policy and spending, film subsidies and economic development, and criminal justice policy (including marijuana legalization).