Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Special Session Agenda So Far

My story is today's New Mexican looks at the items Gov. Susana Martinez says will be on the agenda for next month's special session.

They include bills dealing with:

* The unemployment tax paid by businesses.
* The procurement code's preference for in-state bidders.
* Greater authority for government officials to restrict fireworks, and
* A repeal of the law authorizing driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.

And, of course there's the small matter of redistricting -- drawing up new boundaries for congressional, legislative and PRC districts.

Martinez still hasn't set a date for the session. But her spokesman, Scott Darnell said yesterday she's looking at "early" September.