Land Commissioner Pat Lyons is backing a bill to cut back the governor's power on the State Investment Council.
Three Las Cruces Democrats have introduced bills to cut back the Land Commissioner's power on real estate development deals, such as the controversial 2,450-acre Vistas at Presidio development near Las Cruces. (Lyons called that "a little retribution, obviously." The Dems deny it.)
Meanwhile, Senate Republican Whip Bill Payne is trying to take away the pensions of state officials convicted for corruption on the job.
Read all about it HERE.