The Senate Rules Committee voted along party lines this morning to deny confirmation of Public Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera.
Tomorrow the same committee is scheduled to consider the nomination of Environment Secretary-Designate Ryan Flynn.
This afternoon several environmental groups including Amigos Bravos, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Environment New Mexico, New Mexico Environmental Law Center and Conservation Voters New Mexico announced that they oppose Flynn's nomination because of his policies.
At today's Skandera nomination there was no public hearing. This was because last year the committee heard hours and hours of public testimony about the nomination, which has been pending since the outset of Gov. Susana Martinez's administration in 2011.
This is the first time before the committee for Flynn. So expect a long hearing (and don't bet on a decision being made tomorrow).