313 Government Schools Enrollment, KIDS COUNT, Film Industry, Masks and more

On this week’s podcast conversation, Paul and Wally discuss reports that the government schools saw a big drop in enrollment due to homeschooling during the pandemic. 

The annual KIDS COUNT report from Annie E. Casey/Voices for Children has been released. NM goes from 50th to 49th. MLG is happy about this but this is 2019 data. We’ll truly see the impact of COVID 19 (possibly) next year.

It was a big week for NM’s subsidized film industry as new taxpayer-funded facilities NBC Universal in Albuquerque AND Totah Theater in Farmington opened. The theater, which was acquired by San Juan County last year and underwent a $1 million renovation over the past several months. The facility will be used for film screenings and live entertainment events, but its upper floors will be available to film and TV industry representatives to rent for office space.

At the NBC Universal grand opening, fully vaccinated Gov. MLG wore a mask outdoors. At a Mora County Democrat fundraising event (posted on her Twitter account) the Gov. was the ONLY one wearing a mask at yet another outdoor event.

Paul notes that criticizing the vaccinated Gov. for wearing a mask at public events REALLY drives the Twitter liberals crazy. He suggests following both his personal and the RGF Twitter accounts.

NM’s awful unemployment rate is the 2nd-highest in the country.

Paul and Wally discuss Santa Fe’s fake “Universal Basic Income” experiment.

NM’s Department of Information Technology doesn’t have a record retention policy.

US Census data offer clues on redistricting.

Bank of America forecasts $100/barrel oil during 2022.