On this week's podcast Paul and Wally discuss the prospects for a plastic bag and straw ban being put forth in the City of Albuquerque. Will such steps improve the environment? What has happened other places around New Mexico where they've been considered? The Rio Grande Foundation has filed a "friend of the court" brief on an important workers' rights case. Paul recaps the forum on the APS tax hike that he recently participated in. Finally, Paul and Wally discuss Michelle Lujan-Grisham's budget proposal and what it means for the State moving forward.