The Weekly Word rings in the new year with an in-depth preview of the state's 2013 Legislative session, which is set to start next week.
Our guest this week is Sterling Fluharty, who spent the last couple of years working on political campaigns with his own company Southwest Political Services. Now, he's made the switch to reporting and has of recently been contributing to SFR.
He, along with SFR's Joey Peters and New Mexico Telegram's Matthew Reichbach, discusses what to look for in this upcoming 60-day session. What will lawmakers and Gov. Susana Martinez do about the state's dismal jobs situation? How will Martinez' driver's license bill be approached this time after two years of failure to pass it? And how will the Legislature, two-thirds of which will be new faces, be different this time than in years past?
The hosts also discuss Spaceport America, education reform and legislative efforts to change the state's tax policy.
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