Welcome to opening day at the New Mexico State Legislature!

This picture is purely metaphorical.

More after the cut.

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Before it was a Slushfest, it was just snow.

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The unspoken heroes of the Legislative Slushfest: the Roundhouse Janitors.

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This picture is also metaphorical.

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Tag,

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The reason for the season. That's a $300-millionish state spending cut, under the Legislative Finance Committee's (rather unpopular) budget recommendation.