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2021 Capitol Reports, Day Seven

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With recovery from COVID-19 the top priority among Senate Republicans during the 2021 New Mexico Legislative session, GOP’s Minority leader seeks changes to statewide public health orders.

Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse:

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New Mexico Senate Minority Leader Greg Baca of Belen believes the states’ public health orders grant too broad authority to one person: the Governor.

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There are a number of controversial measures that will be debated this session, including a bill that would legalize abortion statewide in the event the federal Roe Versus Wade decision is over-turned by the U-S Supreme Court.

Baca opposes the measure, saying lawmakers have other priorities to tend to:

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On Monday, the Senate’s Health and Public Affairs Committee endorsed the legislation on a five-to-three party-line vote following a three-hour virtual hearing.

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

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