196 Coronavirus Impacts on New Mexico – More Reopening?

On this week’s podcast, Paul and Wally give an update on the Virus situation. NM’s shutdown ends on the 15th at least in theory. Paul and Wally discuss what they expect to happen. Gallup is on lockdown. Eddy County sues Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for unfair emergency orders. Gov. (quietly) releases her plan for reopening New Mexico. A scary op-ed in the ABQ Journal urges her to keep NM shut down until at least June 15.

Economically, Gov. Lujan Grisham floats tapping the permanent fund to address the budget situation. Sen. John Arthur Smith pushes back. The new budget info is troubling. The latest projections show NM is facing a $1.8 billion to $2.4 billion gap. Looking at revenues of $5.5 billion to $6.1 billion.

The Santa Fe New Mexican editorial board argues we “Can’t Cut Way Out of Mess”  Former Rep. Miera’s makes a facile case for not cutting K-12education.

Paul reminds listeners, especially legislators, of RGF’s pledge not to raise taxes. 

Finally, Paul offers an update on the grocery tax situation, KOB TV did a story on it; the MLG Administration has applied for a waiver in response.

Finally, Paul offers a brief “Liberty on Quarantine” update.