Capitol Report – January 28, 2020

Capitol Report – January 28, 2020

Intro

Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf says he has a wide range of goals during this year’s New Mexico 30-Day Legislative session.

Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse.

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House Speaker Brian Egolf told me New Mexico Democrats’ goals this session include improving educational opportunities, increasing teacher salaries, diversifying New Mexico’s economy and leading the nation on transitioning the state economy green.

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Egolf raised eyebrows prior to the session with his call for a ten-percent teacher pay raise in next year’s budget—The Governor wants four-percent; the LFC, three. He shared with me his rationale:

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Egolf spent several days on the road in central and southeastern New Mexico just before the session’s start…participating in his now-annual Jobs Listening Tour … working to get a read on rural and urban New Mexicans’ issue priorities.

For the New Mexico News Network, I’m Tom Trowbridge

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