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2021 Capitol Report: Conclusion of the Regular Session

INTRO: LAWMAKERS HAVE GONE HOME—DONE WITH THIS 60-DAY SESSION.  BUT KOB 4’S CHRIS RAMIREZ REPORTS—THEY MAY SOON BE BACK IT.  THE GOVERNOR DOESN’T THINK THEY COMPLETED THEIR WORK. RUNS: 1:27                          OUT: STANDARD THE 2021 LEGISLATIVE

2021 Capitol Report, March 19

TODAY IS THE LAST FULL DAY OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION. KOB 4’S CHRIS RAMIREZ REPORTS ON THE FLURRY OF LAST MINUTE ACTIVITY IN THE ROUNDHOUSE. TIME: 1:28                                           Out: KOB 4 IT’S AN INCREDIBLY BUSY DAY

2021 Capitol Report, March 18

INTRO: THERE ARE LIMITED HOURS LEFT IN THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION, BUT IT APPEARS LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA MAY MAKE IT TO THE END AFTERALL. KOB4’S CHRIS RAMIREZ REPORTS FROM THE ROUNDHOUSE. TIME: 1:29                                           OUT: STANDARD LEGALIZING

2021 Capitol Report, March 17

INTRO:   THERE IS IN-FIELD FIGHTING BETWEEN SENATE DEMOCRATS IN THE LEGISLATURE DURING THIS FINAL HOMESTRETCH.  KOB 4’S CHRIS RAMIREZ EXPLAINS FROM THE ROUNDHOUSE.   TIME: 1:23                           OUT: STADNARD     WITH JUST HOURS AWAY

2021 Capitol Report, March 16

INTRO A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW DOCTORS TO PRESCRIBE LIFE ENDING DRUGS TO TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS IS ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE GOVERNOR’S DESK. AS KOB 4’S KAI PORTER EXPLAINS – ANOTHER BILL THAT WOULD

2021 Capitol Report, March 15

INTRO JUST FIVE DAYS LEFT TO GO IN THE 60-DAY LEGISLATIVE SESSION. IT ENDS SATURDAY AT NOON. HERE’S KOB 4’S KAI PORTER – WITH THE LATEST BILLS MOVING FORWARD AT THE ROUNDHOUSE. RUNS:      1:26                       OUT:

2021 Capitol Report, March 12

INTRO   WITH EIGHT DAYS TO GO IN THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION, STATE LAWMAKERS WILL BE WORKING WELL INTO THE WEEKEND. KOB 4’S CHRIS RAMIREZ EXPLAINS WHAT’S ON DECK IN THE ROUNDHOUSE.   RUNS: 1:25                         

2021 Capitol Report, March 11

INTRO DEBATE OVER WHAT IS THE RIGHT SENTENCE FOR A TEENAGER WHO COMMITTS A TERRIBLE CRIME CONTINUES IN THE LEGISLATURE. KOB 4’S CHRIS RAMIREZ REPORTS FROM THE ROUNDHOUSE. RUNS: 1:41      OUT: STANDARD SHOULD TEENAGERS CONVICTED

2021 Capitol Report, March 10

INTRO LIQUOR AND RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA ARE BIG TOPICS IN THE LEGISLATURE THIS WEEK. KOB 4’S CHRIS RAMIREZ REPORTS ON THE IDEAS IN THE ROUNDHOUSE. RUNS: 1:21                          OUT: STANDARD GOVERNOR MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM SIGNED SENATE BILL

2021 Capitol Report, March 9

INTRO A CONTROVERSIAL BILL AIMED AT CREATING PAID MANDATORY SICK LEAVE FOR NEW MEXICO’S WORKERS CLEARED THE HOUSE, BUT IT FACES TOUGH HURDLES IN THE SENATE. KOB 4’S CHRIS RAMIREZ REPORTS FROM THE ROUNDHOUSE. RUNS:

2021 Capitol Report, March 8

INTRO: With most of the nation set to “spring forward” to Daylight Savings Time this weekend, a New Mexico State Senator is hopeful his effort to stop the twice-annual changing of the clocks becomes law

2021 Capitol Report March 5

INTRO: The New Mexico Senate has approved a bill establishing a new state office to develop internet infrastructure to serve New Mexicans. Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse:           Runs 1:30                    Q Std — It’s

2021 Capitol Report, March 4

Intro: One week from Sunday, New Mexico and many other states will officially change the time of day, as Daylight Savings Time will resume at two-a.m. on March 14th. But as Tom Trowbridge reports from

2021 Capitol Report, March 3

Intro: A bill that would lower the maximum annual interest rate of small loans in New Mexico from the current 175-percent to 36-percent is moving forward at the Roundhouse. Tom Trowbridge reports from Santa Fe:

2021 Capitol Report, March 2

Intro: At the Roundhouse Monday, State Senators approved a supplemental revenue package to augment New Mexico’s general fund budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. Tom Trowbridge reports from Santa Fe: Runs  1:29   

2021 Capitol Report, March 1, 2021

Intro: Members of a New Mexico Legislative Committee held a lengthy meeting Saturday to discuss three cannabis legalization bills put forward by Senators. Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse:           Runs   1:29                           Q: Std –

2021 Capitol Report, February 26

INTRO: An ongoing dispute over security at the New Mexico State Capitol Building simmered as state lawmakers recessed for the weekend. Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse: Runs 1:30                    Q: Std – ((Script)): Since before

2021 Capitol Update, February 25

Intro: A bill legalizing the recreational use of cannabis in New Mexico is one step closer to House approval today. Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse: Runs 1:30                            Q: Std – ((Script)): The New Mexico

2021 Capitol Report, February 24

INTRO: New Mexico restaurants and bars are expected to get a boost from a tax-bill that’s advancing at the Roundhouse. Tom Trowbridge reports from Santa Fe: Runs 1:30                    Q: Std – ((Script)): After hours of

2021 Capitol Report, February 23

INTRO: At the Roundhouse, progress has been made on one of the Legislature’s primary tasks this 60-day session: Adoption of the state budget, or the “General Appropriations Act.” Tom Trowbridge reports: Runs 1:30                    Q: Std

2021 Capitol Report, February 22

INTRO: A key New Mexico State Senate Committee over the weekend approved a bill that would phase-in an increase in the tax you pay at the pump. Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse:           Runs 

2021 Capitol Report, February 19

INTRO: With the 2021 New Mexico Legislative session at its halfway point, Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf reflected on what’s been a very unusual gathering of state lawmakers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom

2021 Capitol Report, February 18

INTRO: In bi-partisan fashion this week, members of the New Mexico State Senate approved Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s appointee to serve as Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services. Tom Trowbridge reports from

2021 Capitol Report, February 17

Intro: The New Mexico State Senate is the next stop for a controversial bill that seeks to protect New Mexican’s civil rights. Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse:  Runs 1:30     Q: Std  

2021 Capitol Report, February 16

INTRO: On the heels of last week’s dismissal by the New Mexico Supreme Court of a lawsuit by State House Republicans that charged the chamber’s Democratic majority of restricting public participation, Democrats pointed to record-setting

2021 Capitol Report, February 15

INTRO: In recent decades at the Roundhouse. There’s been a significant difference between lawmakers who represent rural districts versus those who represent urban areas. Now the matter is the subject of a proposed constitutional amendment

2021 Capitol Report, February 12

INTRO: After hours of testimony, New Mexico State Senators on Thursday approved a controversial bill on abortion. Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse: Runs    1:29                Q: std ((Script)): Senate Bill Ten, the Respect New

2021 Capitol Report, February 11

INTRO: A bill seeking to provide high-speed internet access across New Mexico passed the House Transportation, Public Works and Capital Improvements Committee this week with strong bi-partisan support. Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse: Runs   

Capitol Report, February 10, 2021

Intro: At the Roundhouse this week, a key Senate Committee considered a bill that would regulate the use of water by the energy industry. Tom Trowbridge reports from the Capitol: Runs                           Q: Std ((Script)): At

2021 Capitol Report, February 9

Intro: A years-long effort to get a proposal to voters to fund early-childhood education in New Mexico via a constitutional amendment advanced Monday at the Roundhouse. Tom Trowbridge reports from Santa Fe: Runs 1:28                   Q: