NM Political Report editor Matthew Reichbach will be on KSFR each of the next two days.
Reichbach will appear on Here & There with Dave Marash, a daily program that takes place during drive-time, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on 101.1 FM in the Santa Fe area and KSFR.org worldwide.
The appearances, as with all Here & There with Dave Marash episodes, will be available as a podcast after the initial live airing.
Reichbach will be discussing the recent legislative session. On Monday, the two will discuss the budget situation including how plummeting oil and gas revenues meant a much leaner budget than expect. On Tuesday, Marash and Reichbach will look at other issues from the session, from the independent ethics commission to REAL ID legislation and everything between.
The thirty-day session ended on a largely conciliatory note, but the session itself had its normal share of drama and disagreements between the House and Senate.
Also this week, New Mexico In Depth reporter Laura Paskus will be on the show to talk about the New Mexico power plant plane and issues with methane and other gases in the state. Paskus will appear on Wednesday and Thursday.
Monday and Tuesday are devoted to a review of the 2016 “short session” of the New Mexico Legislature, an exercise conducted in the deep shadow of a budget crisis. The plunge in oil and gas prices has robbed The Land of Enchantment of hundreds of millions of dollars in state tax revenues, and for the first time in 5 years, state spending is actually being reduced, a very hard thing for an impoverished state in which many citizens depend on suddenly “unaffordable” services. My guest for both shows is Matthew Reichbach, the editor of the formidable online news service The NM Political Report. Matt’s knowledge is deep, and his judgments are more than just fair.