Tue, 28 March 2017
The 2017 session of the New Mexico Legislature ended with on vital piece of unfinished business. The Legislature passed a budget, but Gov. Susana Martinez has promised to veto it and call for the law-makers to return to Santa Fe for a special Session. Which is not to say that a lot did not get done in the 60 day session. Matthew Reichbach of the New Mexico Political Report sorts things out. There were important reforms on the use of solitary confinement, and a big step forward towards a State Code of Ethics, but there was also a series of Martinez vetoes likely to be challenged in court.