—See below for all of the stories published on Wednesday. The end of the session is always the busiest time for the Legislature, since there is nothing that encourages people like deadlines; it’s just human nature. House sends $6.2 billion budget to governor’s desk
Bill to increase child porn penalties passes Senate
AG gives explanation for child porn bill walkout
Senators: We didn’t kill ethics commission
Gov to decide if 17 year olds should vote in primaries
Voters to decide on bail reform
—A bill pushed by Uber and Lyft passed the Senate early Thursday morning. Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, said that it combines his work with House sponsor Monica Youngblood, R-Albuquerque, the insurance industry, trial lawyers and others. An amendment by Sen. Cisco McSorley, D-Albuquerque, that would put taxi companies under the same regulations as these transportation network companies failed narrowly.
Yes, the triumphant return of our Three things to look for. We are now in the homestretch of the 2016 Legislative Session and there is more and more happening. If you have forgotten over the last six weeks what we do here, it’s just a quick look at three major things to watch throughout the day on NM Political Report, our Twitter or our Facebook page. Think of this as one end of the bookend with the Odds and Ends post. As always, if you have anything that you want to add, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A stripped down proposal that seeks to take partisanship and politics out of the redistricting process, as much as possible, passed its first test. The proposed constitutional amendment by Rep. Carl Trujillo cleared the House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee on a unanimous vote on Wednesday. The committee heard the bill for a second time, but in a very different form. Last week, members of the committee felt that the language was too detailed for the constitution. They instead preferred that specifics be left for “enabling legislation” that is in statute and not in the constitution.
Well, it certainly has been a busy December week already, hasn’t it? If you want to add anything to future editions, shoot an email to email@example.com. Here are three things to look for on Wednesday, Dec. 16. 1.
Yesterday was the big Dianna Duran news, but tomorrow is the deadline for a big decision for Duran. You can see a link to our report on Duran’s sentence, and more, below. But first, here are three things to look for on Tuesday, Dec. 15. If you want to add anything for future dates, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For most people, except those who hoard their vacation time, this is the last full workweek until 2016. If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet… well, you’re running out of time. Anyway, there are still some things going on this week and here are three to look for on Monday, Dec. 14.