'The Rock of Talk' Debate of the Day: Will the Special Session Turn Things Around?

Helicopter money = magic beans?

Michelle Lujan Grisham has called legislators into special session to “to take up a relief package for New Mexicans who have been affected by the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

MLG wants lawmakers to approve:

* $194 million in direct unemployment assistance

* $100 million for a grant program for New Mexico-owned small businesses

* $15 million to provide for emergency housing assistance

* $5 million for emergency food bank services

* $5 million for direct economic assistance to low-income residents

Is yet more “public investment” — supplied via a national government that is $27.2 trillion in debt — going to reverse New Mexico’s lockdown-induced socioeconomic catastrophe?

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