tv New Mexico State of the State CSPAN January 26, 2020 4:11pm-5:02pm EST
buttigieg. the feeling that a lot of iowans have is that we are white what it is not a hostile place. >> watch the live coverage of the iowa caucuses. >> president trump pass defense opening have begun arguments in the senate impeachment trial. they will have nearly 22 hours remaining when this trial resumes on monday at 1:00 p.m., eastern. >> new mexico's governor recently give her second state of the state address in santa fe. she talked about her goes to invest more in early childhood programs and efforts to root -- release student debt.
my fellow new mexicans. this past year, i heard from many members about extending the mexico family. students sent letters. parents came to my office period i met with advocates and entrepreneurs as we traveled across the state to the navajo nation, mr. president, and beyond. police officers, veterans, educators and business owners. over and over i heard two things. one, do you really drink that much coffee? yes. second, time and again, new mexicans told me keep going.
the state of our state is dynamic. ready for more on the cusp of steady and sustainable progress. we are stronger today than we were one year ago, no question. [applause] 15,000 new jobs for new mexico since the day i took office. the best year for job growth in the state since 2005. [applause] our economy is booming in every direction. businesses are boosting their investments in our state. new companies are putting down roots here for the first time, choosing to be in this land. we are a -- we are top 10 nationally. a complete reversal from a few years ago.
one third of the people moving to new mexico are coming here for jobs. [applause] since the day i took office, we are 8 nationally for job growth. i like the sound of top 10, i bet you do, too. i like the sound of this better. our private sector, job growth, is beating nevada, california, and colorado. [applause] we are in a no contest situation with colorado. but now, we are squarely beating them. where it really matters in all
of our economic sectors. as i set a hundred times this year, in every community i visited across our great state. new mexico is the best ways to be. if you are not here, you better get here fast. at the close of your one and at the outset of your -- year two, state government is stronger and we are gathering strength. our rapid higher events drew 3700 job seekers. that is 3700 new mexicans eager to work, eager to serve their communities and neighbors, right
now. together, we -- passionate about their students. [applause] thank you, educators. we should be celebrating. even though i am off script. we also launched transformations in environmental leadership and long-overdue infrastructure. our children youth and families department cut the average wait time on the child abuse hotline from an unconscionable hour plus to less than five minutes. [applause] our human services department
settled with each behavior health departments in justice from the state by the administration. monumental toward the robust and behavior health system new mexico urgently needs. right? thank you. [applause] i solutions department, standing up for workers against those violating the law and taking advantage of them. our corrections the apartment took over management of the overseeing a state and seniors transition in the meditation. we settled the jackson and durrant litigation and cases that have lasted decades and cost the state tens of millions of dollars. year one. [applause]
we took the initiative on visiting state -- building up states for a future rainy day. we make sure we have equitable framework for reforming our state engine system. it respects retirees. both current and future. we boost a common sense oversight and took new mexico on the direct path to being the nation's clean energy leader, ensuring our land, air, and water, our inheritance as residents of the state are passed on to future generations. [applause] we brought industry and environmental leaders together and they are moving forward on creating nation leading rules that will curb methane solutions create jobs and deliver more
dollars in the new mexico classroom. we made abandoned border communities -- with your help we will keep up those efforts. we will keep investing for a brighter tomorrow while delivering solutions to the urgent needs of today. we are fixing what was left broken and addressing needs and turning the corner into a brighter future of our incredible state all at once. so, year one. i will call it a very great start. [applause]
i want to thank you, honorable legislators, even representative debbie armstrong, for all of your support over the last year. all leadership, and helping us capitalize on the incredible opportunity of this moment. as you all know, we have a lot of work to do. one thing, we still have not shortened all of these podiums. they are still very to talk. nothing has happened. it is the first thing i simply had to do. in all seriousness, i do want us
to reflect on how much in fact we have together accomplished. so very much in just one year. the economic growth which is incredible has not yet touched every part of the state. we have not completed the expansion efforts we must undertake to ensure mexico's prosperity is durable and meaningful. the educational transformation that is about to take shape is still in the first few innings. so no, i did not hear new mexicans telling me great job. we are done. i hear them say, rate, -- great, keep going. keep going. because we are building something substantial and sweeping and powerful for generations to come and for new mexicans right now. we are delivering today. we must continue to do both of those things aggressively, strategically. it is our responsibility top of mind. i am proud of the distance we have covered and i am eager for the chance to do more right now. i am perfectly aware of the
climate we have to make. as we open this 30 day session, i challenge you to think beyond the 30 days. think beyond this year. we stand together in the sunrise of a brand-new decade. what we do here in this session, in this coming year, will set the course for what comes over the horizon in 2030 and beyond. the progress begins right here in this room and on the other said the -- side of the building, the accomplishes -- accomplishments present and
past. including our beloved friends and colleagues we lost this year. senator cisneros. it is incredibly important to reflect on their contributions to our state and what each of them delivered to their constituents and all of new mexico. i think we should take a quiet moment to remember our colleagues and their income is -- incredible accomplishments to the state. thank you. and i thank them and their families. [applause] over this next year, in this coming decade, how we will work together to make new mexico a state of success is the question. the power to answer the call forcefully is in our hands. our willingness and capacity to be bold right now. we begin with education for it
would be inaccurate to say that we chose education as our top priority. transforming our education system is no less than a moral mandate, an imperative that found us despite the leaders who were obligated and i firmly believe this group destined to deliver the single best educational system in the country. [applause] you know it is going to be a short speech because i have the monitor right behind me. i insist alongside every devoted parent and grandparent and a advocate in the state that we
our goal will continue to be meaningful positive outcomes for students and teachers all while the permanent turnaround rounds itself into shape. we must continue to build. we have to invest and deliver. have to pay educators more and we have to hire more educators. [applause] and, ladies and gentlemen, we are on our way. in year one we cut the statewide teacher vacancy rate by 13%. we are positive that the message has been received. after 8 years of neglect, of new mexico values and support its world-class educators, once again. we will keep going in a way that is sustainable and real. we will, together, deliver another way for educators and school personnel, this year, the most significant raises educators have received in almost 15 years.
[applause] in our first 10 years, we will have provided a 10% raise for educators. as compared to only 6% total over the 8 years before that. once again, education is not a priority, it is now and we will keep going. we will stay the course with new programs. extended learning time. let's think about what those programs are. this simple. more meaningful time for the council room -- classroom. more time for them to learn and build relationships. we know it is a direct line
between them and higher achievement. the public education department working alongside districts, we asked the mate next year -- estimate more than half of new mexico's student body taking part in extended learning programs. 5000 teachers participating. teachers in the top tier taking home almost $70,000 a year. [applause] and we will this year expand our access of emphasis to include early childhood education and care comprehensively changing the trajectory for the youngest kids in this state. childcare, home visiting, family
nutrition, intervention services, and more. we will connect with mexico parents with the -- new mexico paris with the high quality services they need to help them. with your support, we watched the early childhood education -- watched the early childhood education department. -- launched. a monument to our belief in what parents and families can achieve. with this new department together, we open the door to a new way for early childhood outcomes in new mexico. now we have to walk through that door. we have to invest in opportunities and networks that will make a difference for new mexicans children and their families. we all want better outcomes for our kids and families. we hesitate when it really comes time to really provide for their
to come. we are committed to transforming the lives and opportunities of new mexicans children and families. we believe in the unequivocal data that shows the pathways again at the earliest age. when we accept that, every unacceptable statistic about new mexicans education system stem from a lack of comprehensive opportunities for our earliest learners. step up. this is our moment to stand and be challenged as the single most comprehensive effort to transform early childhood outcomes as any state in the country. [applause] as long as we are talking about leading the nation, new mexico was the first to guarantee higher education for all.
the first. [applause] the third state to provide college tuition to residents. the honorary scholarship was ahead of its time. now, we have backslid in an environment where college age students wonder not where they will attend college but whether they will at all. they are adults who wants to go back to school but face a financial roadblock to new skills and new careers. we are selling new mexicans short. maybe not as short as me. but too short. this is good stuff. this estate is incredible and you are all here because you believe it and feel it just like i do. we know if young adult not find
opportunities here, they will look elsewhere. but if we build it, they would stay. this year, we can round out our world-class our educational philosophy with the embrace of higher education. the opportunity scholarship. thank you. [applause] it is a sustainable investment in which we must build between our classroom and our workforce. we have the power to make tuition-free higher education reality benefiting an astounding 55,000 this fall. students want this.
parents want this. let's give them the opportunity. an opportunity that works. education at the santa fe community college. it is an opportunity that works for a sophomore nursing student. we want her to be a nurse right here in this state. an opportunity that works for a senior at new mexico tech double majoring in electrical engineering and mathematics. we want her to put those degrees to work and build her career right here in new mexico. have these students stand and -- a give them a around round. [applause] we all want students like these and the many talented young
adults and watching at home to find their passion here and build their careers right here in new mexico. i want them to know they can do it without just -- debt hanging over them for years. we should all do everything we can to make student tuition debt thing of the past. we are limiting what our young adults can do and who they can become. i would much rather invest in unlocking their unlimited potential. i am confident you will. confidence breeds confidence. when we move aggressively to increase wages, invest in our public education system and
think outside of the box about the economy, jobs and careers will follow. these students will stay and work here. we are transforming new mexico into a place growing businesses want to be. a place with stte table steady employment with opportunities to grow and make a family. we are rapidly climbing out of the last decade of job growth. the stagnation and lack of prosperity of the last administration. the minimum wage is up for the first time in more than a decade. [applause] that is 100,000 new mexico workers. , 94 productions pumping nearly 600 million into our economy with more production in rural communities. my economic development department is making record investments all across the state.
they are creating better paying jobs. i really do mean all across the state. i'm talking about a .ourth-generation ranch this will serve hundreds who currently take their games -- there gave colorado. everything is going to be here. it is about us and what we can do right now. i'm talking about four to -- 420 rally. -- 420 vally. the founder of support systems
in albuquerque after equipment. duane has lost best deal retailer. this helps brick-and-mortar new .exico retailers it is incredible. he gives me great pleasure to andk him for being here representing the power of love of the ballot. helpingew mexicans and new mexicans. we will build on the local economic development and job training funding that we have been delivering throughout new
mexico in year one. i want to thank you for your support. the local jobs we created last better than the last eight years. manufacturing jobs, i.t. jobs and outdoor recreation jobs. we are creating pathways into these careers. we are giving new mexicans the skills they need to succeed because we all want an economy that a stronger than one industry. no matter how strong that industry is today. we have got to create more opportunities in rural communities, on main street, so we have got to consider every single big i -- good idea. a perfect example is cannabis. recreational cannabis can be the next frontier of our economic
expansion. [applause] gov. lujan grisham: we can get in on the ground floor, or we can try to play catch-up. now, i know which one i prefer, and frankly, i know which one new mexicans prefer. 75% of new mexico supports the legalization of adult-use cannabis, including strong support in leroux areas. free -- in rural areas. for years now, we have debated recreational marijuana use. we have seen them thrive in so many others. and every year, we say, it is not for us. well, it is in fact easier to get to know, it is much harder to stand up and create something , build a new, and i believe we are ready for that. [applause]
gov. lujan grisham: now, i took at least 30 days. they are in fact the final -- not the starting point of a conversation about cannabis. my legalization working group, a team of experts and advocates and experienced stakeholders from every corner of the industry, law enforcement from leroux and urban areas alike, built upon the conversation for legislature in past years. they visited communities all
across the state last year. they solicited a candid community input from parents and providers, coaches and police officers. they laid out a vision of a new mexico where they used every tool in our economic toolbelt, strategically about the best practices from the states that have come before us, creating a thriving and safe new industry, employing thousands of new mexicans, and delivering hundreds of millions in revenue back to cities and counties and the state for public safety and health care. [applause] gov. lujan grisham: three out of every four new mexicans want to realize the often economic potential of this, and i want to give them a chance. it is high time we stop holding ourselves and our community back.
-- economy back. let's get it done, this year, let's give new mexicans get another reason, get another opportunity to stay here and work and build 21st century careers. progress is not in vain. we have to have the vision to identify the productive next step to keep an eye on the longer path. this past year, we stood up to protect new mexicans from pernicious efforts to dismantle health care services. with your support, we enacted safeguards against attempts to roll back the affordable care act and kept the health care lifeline they depend on. but unfortunately, that is not enough, we have to keep fighting to ensure affordable, high-quality, and as accessible as it possibly can be, and this year, with your support, we can reduce health care costs, including drug costs to new
mexico families. with your support, with senate bill 1, the state will pursue the application of wholesale prescription drugs from canada. [applause] gov. lujan grisham: because quite frankly and quite simply, we have got to cut costs for new mexico families, and we will begin to cut out-of-pocket costs for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, and copd. we cannot -- this is worth clapping for. [applause] gov. lujan grisham: those life-saving drugs, no one, they should not be unaffordable and out of reach. we have two sticks stop in this state.
-- fix that in this state. [applause] gov. lujan grisham: additionally , with your support, we can invest in a robust behavioral health network, and providing a lifeline to new mexico families that have been devastated by drugs, fire, poverty, and more. those are investments that are dependent on personal freedom and people's capacity to help themselves. new mexico's seniors deserve that chance, too. every single senior wants to be independent and self-sufficient as long as possible. right now, my mother sonia is in
a permanent care home, without me and my brother, and she has been treated for infections that threaten s hospitalization. my mother is a strong, and it should be no surprise to you, stubborn woman. [laughter] gov. lujan grisham: and she is going it alone so my brother and i can be with you here today. i remember when my father was dying, and in spite of my mother 's strong independence, she in fact relied heavily on my father. after his death, my mother and i knew -- i'll be at a bit silently -- that she really could not live alone anymore. and we discussed the painful effort of moving her into my home with me, and i remember pulling the last box of her personal belongings, picking about box up and loading that box in my car, and what i recognized in that moment is
what i had in that small box was the last vestige of my mother's independence and the only like she had ever really known, and i vowed then, and i do again today, to restore for seniors and disabled adults and their caregivers the respect, the services, and the dignity that they deserve. [cheers and applause] gov. lujan grisham: the dignity fund i propose is designed to do just that.
the dignity and support seniors and caregivers need. -- understood the necessity of getting that right. i also, like it was yesterday, remember him telling me before every one of my appropriation requests for senior citizens would go before his committee, madame chairwoman, be thankful, if you really care about funding these services for seniors, do not, under any circumstances, bring 1000 senior citizens into the chamber. [laughter] gov. lujan grisham: we don't have the time. i have got other committees, i
repeat, do not do it." so i did it, and he gave me that look, like just amended ago, you were my friend, and now you are not. and you know what? he stayed there until every single person testified, and they were heard. he walked around the room, he wanted to know who had the oldest colored vehicle. he made the effort to give every single person in the room the time, chair, and attention, but the kiki fund is an investment for that type of respect. kiki saavedra understood what we can deliver for adults, seniors, and their caregivers, and we can make a change in their lives. [applause]
gov. lujan grisham: so i am counting on you. and as we worked last year to improve the health and welfare of new mexico, others were working about -- and i am talking about the criminal violence that is far too prevalent in our great state. let's all agree that the hardened, violent, repeat offenders, not doing any real time, getting unwarranted second and third and fourth chances, because our system is too broken to hold people accountable, must unequivocally end, and they must end now. [applause]
gov. lujan grisham: we have to draw a line. new mexicans are sick and tired of seeing predators circle in and out of custody, never facing the full force of law. i am, too. here's the facts. dangerous, repeat offenders have got to be in jail. if you are terrorizing our community again and again, we have nothing to talk about. you must be stopped and held accountable. and we have a chance in this session to come together as a state and put together the best practices so that we are both smart and tough on crime. we can do both.
everybody, every policymaker at every level of government has to be on board. this year, we launched, as a state, the fugitive apprehensive unit. we sent state police officers to help support local police officers in valencia county, alamogordo, and down on the border, and in my budget proposal, we will find 60 state police officers and better pay for new recruits. we will give them the time and support they need to make meaningful connections with the community is about they serve all across new mexico and to keep them safe. and i am also proposing stiffer penalties for guns and drugs and cumin trafficking to keep the purveyors of those particular kinds of people off our streets longer. [applause]
gov. lujan grisham: one of my staff members had to leave work early this fall to pick up her daughter, who was deeply shaken after her school was put on lockdown following a threat of mass violence. for all of our children, friends and neighbors, whose lives and livelihoods have been disrupted by lockdowns or evacuations. this session, we are going after people who terrorize new mexicans with threats of mass violence. if we are clear about keeping the mexican families safe, we have to commit to accepting responsibility and giving law enforcement the tools they need to give new mexicans the peace of mind they deserve. we have to create public safety consciously and proactively and persistently every day.
beginning this session, we will win this fight, and justice can and will be done in new mexico. [applause] gov. lujan grisham: so for the next 30 days, i will be relentless, competitive, and heavily caffeinated. [laughter] [applause] gov. lujan grisham: i am who i am. i will be tireless on behalf of new mexicans who have not yet felt the effect of our changing fortunes from our course toward steady and sustainable progress. tiffany's daughter turns 12 next month. tiffany works two jobs to provide for her daughter, and frankly it is just barely enough.
she feels the strain every single day, working extra time, relying on families to help care for her daughter. tiffany went to you and into obtain her bachelors and dropped out after a few semesters because she could not afford tuition. what she wants is the opportunity to get ahead where she lives, the chance to thrive and make a better life right there, the chance to get her daughter in the high quality afterschool programming and get gainful, full employment, so she so sheilling employment does not have to worry about the next bill and the next bill after that and the unexpected bill, and then maybe a medical expense that puts everything over the edge. tiffany made the sacrifice to take time out of her schedule to be here today, and i want to recognize her as the kind of new mexican who is doing everything else, working hard, being a good man, getting into a program, where she is learning coding skills.
[applause] gov. lujan grisham: she is working on the kind of education and training that is going to help her provide for her family. we have got to make sure that tiffany's efforts are supported by our own efforts. we have got to make school more affordable. we have got to provide jobs right where she is, not 100 miles away or a couple of states away. we have got to invest in our educators and improve our schools, so she can sleep at night, knowing her daughter has the best possible chance to succeed. tiffany is here today because she believes all of us who tell
her to keep going, because we have to do better, all of us, so that people like tiffany are not left behind. i urge you into sustaining the investments we have made in the future that our families, students, and workers deserve. i invite you to join me in bringing into reality the bright vision of the best possible new mexico of 2020, 2030, 2040, a future where our youngest have the best possible, where students and educators have every reason to stay here and build their lives, where small businesses can thrive with a small and dynamic workforce at the ready, where our timing includes everyone and every good idea, where new mexicans live and thrive in safety. together, we will keep investing for tomorrow and delivering today. we will keep going forward every day, together, so thank you. and now, let's get to work,
shall we? [cheers and applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2020] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> they're asking you to terror up all of the bells across this country on your own initiative. take that decision away from the american people. i don't think they spent one minute of their 24 hours talking ofyou about the consequences that for our country. >> more of the opening arguments from the president's legal team when the impeachment trial continues in the senate. watch live coverage monday at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span two. on-demand at c-span talk --
c-span. oregon listen on the c-span radio app. our live campaign 2020 of the presidential candidates continues today at 5:15 p.m. eastern with senator elizabeth moran in cedar rapids, iowa. live coverage on c-span, on demand at c-span.org, or listen with the free c-span radio app. .> tonight on q&a with the iowa caucus just one week away, we discussed the history of the first in the nation caucuses with iowa public television's david. the demographics of the state, it's a lily white state. the argue it is made that that is not all bad. a big boost to the first african-american president. hillary clinton had an early victory in 2016.
republican side they point out that ted cruz, marco rubio, cuban-americans have come forward and one. iowa with pete buttigieg is poised to give a big boost to the first openly gay presidential candidate. the feeling that a lot of violence have say yes, we are white but it's not a hostile place. our live coverage of the iowa caucuses on monday, february 3, and our interview with david tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span's q&a. massachusetts representative hit the campaign trail on behalf of presidential candidate elizabeth foreign. in concord, new hampshire, he hosted a canvas kick off event urging voters to support war in. -- elizabeth warren.