Aug 2, 2011

Governor Sets Special Session Agenda

Susana Martinez
Santa Fe New Mexican - In addition to the divisive task of adjusting political boundaries of congressional and legislative districts, state lawmakers who arrive in Santa Fe in September for a special session could face a list of other issues. Aside from redistricting based on the latest Census numbers, Gov. Susana Martinez has identified at least four other items she wants the Legislature to tackle. These include bills dealing with the unemployment tax paid by businesses, the procurement code's preference for in-state bidders, greater authority for government officials to restrict fireworks and — perhaps the most controversial topic — a repeal of the law authorizing driver's licenses for illegal immigrants and other foreign nationals.
In addition to those items, Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell said the governor is considering adding consideration of a capital outlay bill and funding for a state program that supplements federal food-stamp benefits. Read full story here: News New Mexico

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