Welcome to opening day at the New Mexico State Legislature!
This picture is purely metaphorical.
More after the cut.
Before it was a Slushfest, it was just snow.
The unspoken heroes of the Legislative Slushfest: the Roundhouse Janitors.
This picture is also metaphorical.
The reason for the season. That's a $300-millionish state spending cut, under the Legislative Finance Committee's (rather unpopular) budget recommendation.