Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Putting the Brakes on Legislators' Travel

Gov. Susana Martinez's veto of money for an interim committee on  redistricting and for committee meetings in advance of next year's regular session won't stop the redistricting committee from holding hearings around the state this summer or the pre-session meetings.

But it might just cut back on the amount of out-of-state -- and even some in-state -- travel for lawmakers. The idea of travel restrictions was discussed yesterday by the Legislative Council. My story about that is HERE.

Every few years I take a look at legislators' travel vouchers. Here's a link to the story I did two years ago. CLICK HERE. Also there's lists of which lawmakers traveled the most, top destinations and travel costs for Santa Fe legislators. Those are HERE