There was no serious doubt that Gov. Susana would sign Senate Bill 197 -- Sen. Bill Payne's bill anti-corruption bill. In fact she's making it the first bill she signs after the session. She's doing it today at 3 p.m. in front of the Albuquerque Metro Court Building.
There's not just a little but of symbolism involved here. That courthouse project is what landed former Sen. Manny Aragon in prison.
The bill will make it possible for state officials who are convicted of corruption charges. It wouldn't have affected Aragon because he was convicted of federal charges.