February 19, 2016

2016 session by the numbers

The seal of the state of New Mexico in the House

The 2016 Legislative session ended Thursday at noon.

Here at NM Political Report, we recapped what Gov. Susana Martinez, House leaders and Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez had to say. But here are just a few numbers to remember the session by.

A sign outside the Senate press gallery.

A sign outside the Senate press gallery.

0 – Times the House Rules and Order of Business Committee met this year

1 – Constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot in November

1.5 – Approximate number of hours a “No Bloggers Allowed” sign was up at Senate Print Media Gallery.

30 – Days in the 2016 Legislative Session

49House bills that passed the Senate

52Senate bills that passed the House

New Mexico State Senate.  Wikicommons


New Mexico State Senate. Wikicommons

64 – Senate bills the Senate passed this year

99 – House bills the House passed this year

101 – Total bills that were sent to the governor’s desk

105 – Memorials that passed the Senate

114 – Memorials that passed the House

155 – Features, Quick Reads, opinion pieces tagged “NM Legislature” NM Political Report published between Jan. 20 and Feb. 18.

125 million – The amount of dollars the Senate had to cut from the House version of the budget to balance it.

6.2 billion – The amount in dollars, rounded to the nearest $100 million, of the final state budget