Our 30-day legislative session is next month and politics is already taking center stage. New Mexico has divided government with a Republican Governor, Democrats holding a very slim (and getting slimmer) majority in both our House and Senate. In the Senate, Democrats are lead by a coalition of 6 Senators, who often side with the Governor. Under our Constitution a 30-day session must focus on the budget; however Governor Martinez’s first three budgets have been very close to the figures put forward by the conservative Senate Democrats who also dominate the Legislative Finance Committee. Assuming this trend continues, any real action will be in other areas. Thus, apart from the budget, what legislation will (or should) be considered and what impact will New Mexico’s November 2014 have? To analyze this, we will be joined by one of the foremost political experts in New Mexico, former Lt Governor Diane Denish. So please join host Stephen Spitz as we explore what will and will not pass this Legislative session. Produced with the assistance of Joe Green.
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