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2021 Capitol Report, Day Three

INTRO:

While the New Mexico Roundhouse was closed Wednesday due to security concerns, Tom Trowbridge reports that’s didn’t stop state lawmakers from proceeding on their various priorities:

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House Committee meetings will start Thursday with the full chamber reconvening on Monday January 25th… that may be when lawmakers will take-in Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s “state of the state” address… the usual day one speech delayed this year due to COVID-19 and security concerns.

House Republican leaders are behind a bill that calls for giving local school boards more control about whether to allow in-person learning. They want kids in classrooms immediately. While many superintendents support the proposal, teacher unions are wary.

The Senate on Day One of the session named long-time New Mexico Senator George Munoz of Gallup to succeed ousted Senate Finance Committee Chairman, former Democratic Senator John Arthur Smith of Deming.

House Democrats are supporting legislation aimed at helping families and small businesses get back on their feet: House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams-Stapleton:

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Albuquerque Representative and House Majority Leader, Sheryl Williams-Stapleton.

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