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2021 Capitol Report, Day One

Intro:

The 60-Day Legislative session that begins today will be anything but “Regular,” given the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But, as Tom Trowbridge reports, the Legislature will proceed in much the same way as during the two brief special sessions held in response to the outbreak.

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New Mexico Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf says differences between previous and this year’s 2021 regular sessions begin at the Roundhouse doors:

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Egolf says that means there will be two ways House Committees will take-in public comment during their meetings:

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All of the access information is available at the New Mexico legislature’s website: N-M-Legis-dot-Gov.
Finally… Legislative sessions are usually more than just considering budgets and public policy with many opportunities for public interaction. I asked Speaker Egolf what he’ll miss the most:

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

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