198 Moving Toward “New Normal” in the Era of Coronavirus

On this week’s podcast discussion Paul and Wally discuss the latest Coronavirus news. The Gov. opened up churches to 25% occupancy. Retail is also opening slowly. Masks are required in public. Elephant Butte remains shut down. Finally, the Gov. and Mayor of Albuquerque both have released detailed plans that seem to be moving towards their version of a “new normal.”

Mayor Keller has extended his plastic bag ban suspension to allow bags until mid-June.

The ABQ Journal and their cartoonist John Trever continue their good work by making several salient points about the science being used by the Gov. and others.

It’s ALWAYS time to tap the Permanent Fund for New Mexico’s liberals.

Wally and Paul discuss the fact that primary voting is going on now. They talk about some of the most important races from an ideological and policy perspective (as opposed to personality) that will be voted on.

California Gov. Gavin Newsome has called for 10% across the board cuts to all State employee pay. Gov. Lujan Grisham has still not done anything to address New Mexico’s impending economic crisis.

Paul and Wally conclude with a brief discussion of the sorry state of open government in New Mexico.