Today is the final Friday of the legislative session. By this time next week, any bills that didn’t pass both chambers in identical forms are dead for the year and the sponsors will have to look to pass them in 2017. The basketball game let legislators leave committees and floor sessions early on Thursday, but that won’t be the case tonight. In one committee in particular, see below, let’s hope the Senators have a case of Red Bulls on hand for the late night. Oh, and committees are scheduled for Saturday and don’t be surprised if they go to the floor on Saturday as well.
When the clock strikes noon today, that means there will be exactly 168 hours left in this year’s legislative session; those of you who are better at math than me know that means exactly seven days. Yesterday, we saw a marijuana legalization bill surprisingly pass a committee, showing that there are surprises that even we here at Three things to look for can’t anticipate. Still, here are three things that you should watch on Thursday, Feb. 11. House-Senate Basketball Game
There is some bad blood between the House and Senate right now, but will it boil over to the charity basketball game?
We’re moving towards the end of the legislative session and more and more things are happening—and no one can watch them all. Here are three things that you should keep your eye on for Wednesday. There are now just eight days left in the legislative session. 1. Capital Outlay Reform
One of the big buzz pieces of legislation, thanks in large part to reporting by New Mexico In Depth and media outreach efforts and lobbying by Think New Mexico, is reforming the state’s capital outlay process.
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
Here’s a new feature we’re going to do each weekday morning. The feature “Three things to look for” will, well, let you know what three things you should look for that day. It could be legislative hearing, a court case, a story that we have coming later in the day or even something to do with sports or music. Sometimes we might cheat a little and add an extra thing or two for particularly busy days. If you have anything you want to lag for future days, feel free to email email@example.com.