Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

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(1959 - ) New Mexico
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FOR

Cannabis

As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. source

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AGAINST Republicans

The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

FOR Democrats

The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.


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Health Care

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There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

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FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source


FOR

Climate Change

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There is an on-going debate on how to deal with climate changes and environmental damage. While both parties support environmental sustainability, they differ in their methods.

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FOR Republicans

While republicans are skeptical about the extent of the climate change crisis, there is growing support for Climate Action to ensure better environmental standards for future generations. Tactics center around a slower long-term balance of conserving the environment while also maintaining economic development and private property rights. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel man-made climate change is an immediate threat. They support federal legislation and proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source


FOR

Census

The Census is a major talking point because it is being held the same year as an election. There were concerns that a question about citizenship would make immigrants reluctant to turn in their census forms, which would potentially reduce seats for immigrant heavy states. source

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FOR Republicans

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

FOR Democrats

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.


FOR

Education Funding

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Despite rhetoric, the proposed Democrat and Republican spending bills do not scrap or over-inflate programs. source

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

In general, the current republican spending bill does not change funding for projects that the party does not support, and it does not overinflate the spending for what they do support.

FOR Democrats

Democrats increase the proposed spending bill in response to the concern for underpaid teacher. The proposed bill does not change funding for projects that the party does not support, and it does not over-inflate the spending for what they do support. They also want to strengthen the Department of Education and close down for-profit schools that do not adequately prepare students for the workforce.

LOBBYISTS:


FOR

Cannabis

As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. source

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

FOR Democrats

The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.


FOR

Health Care

$
There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source


FOR

Climate Change

$
There is an on-going debate on how to deal with climate changes and environmental damage. While both parties support environmental sustainability, they differ in their methods.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While republicans are skeptical about the extent of the climate change crisis, there is growing support for Climate Action to ensure better environmental standards for future generations. Tactics center around a slower long-term balance of conserving the environment while also maintaining economic development and private property rights. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel man-made climate change is an immediate threat. They support federal legislation and proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source


FOR

Census

The Census is a major talking point because it is being held the same year as an election. There were concerns that a question about citizenship would make immigrants reluctant to turn in their census forms, which would potentially reduce seats for immigrant heavy states. source

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

FOR Democrats

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.


FOR

Education Funding

$
Despite rhetoric, the proposed Democrat and Republican spending bills do not scrap or over-inflate programs. source

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

In general, the current republican spending bill does not change funding for projects that the party does not support, and it does not overinflate the spending for what they do support.

FOR Democrats

Democrats increase the proposed spending bill in response to the concern for underpaid teacher. The proposed bill does not change funding for projects that the party does not support, and it does not over-inflate the spending for what they do support. They also want to strengthen the Department of Education and close down for-profit schools that do not adequately prepare students for the workforce.

LOBBYISTS:


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    • $10k
    • United Food & Commercial Workers International Union
    • $5.5k
    • Honeywell International
    • $5k
    • National Education Assn
    • $5k
    • International Union of Operating Engineers
    • $5k
    • International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation Workers
    • $5k
    • Deloitte LLP
    • $4k
    • Public Strategies Washington, Inc.
    • $3.5k
    • Anheuser-Busch Companies
    • $2.5k
    • Environmental Defense Action Fund
    • $2k
Based on the July 2019 report , next report due January 2020