Wrangling over special session continues
SANTA FE – Talk about a special New Mexico legislative session to consider
capital outlay and a tax package ramped up Wednesday, but Democrats and Republicans continued to trade barbs over which side was responsible for the demise of the legislation in the closing hours of the regular session.
And both sides said it would take compromise by the other in order for anything to be accomplished in a special session.
Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, said Wednesday that Senate Democrats support the special session idea – with caveats. He said it would require a vow of compromise from Gov. Susana Martinez’s office and that a more open vetting of which projects should be included in the final public works package.
“The Senate cannot have hugely expensively projects that we have never seen dropped in our lap in the final minutes of a session again,” Sanchez said in a statement issued by New Mexico Senate Democrats.
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