297 Census is Out, Why New Mexico Barely Grew and more

On this week’s podcast conversation, Paul and Wally discuss the fact that Gov. Lujan Grisham has completely revamped her emergency orders. Overall the situation is much better than before. The Gov. says New Mexico is moving to full opening by late June depending on vaccination progress. Youth sports outdoors still must wear masks. Paul and Wally discuss further details on New Mexico’s mask mandate.

On May 1st after being closed for more than 1 month New Mexico golf courses reopened.

There has been a lot of discussion/fallout from the recent US Census report including an important LFC report.  Who is at fault for New Mexico’s slow growth? One legislator passes the buck for NM’s slow population growth.

CD1 candidate Melanie Stansbury tells Channel 4 the economy is her “number one issue” yet voted consistently for higher taxes.

APS enrollment continues to plummet but with the District is spending more than $18,500 per student money is not the issue at APS:

Breaking: In a major economic shot in the arm for #NM, Intel will invest $3.5 billion and hire 700 permanent workers for its Rio Rancho plant.

The Gov. says she will “incentivize” people to go back to work. RGF on KOAT 7 discussing why people aren’t getting back to work despite NM’s elevated unemployment rate.