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Morning word, 03-19-13

Legislataive session recap

March 19, 2013, 8:00 am
By Matthew Reichbach
The Morning Word took an extra day off because of the reporting over the last frantic hours of the session. A very late night led into a frantic and controversial final minutes showed huge tax changes going through with very little time for thought and no time for legislators to read what they were voting on -- let alone understand the language and impact of the bill.

You can read the New Mexico Telegram report here. The bill's passage means there will be no special session, as Gov. Susana Martinez says she will sign the budget and the tax bill.

Meanwhile in the Senate, a bill to require background checks for all sales of guns at gun shows ran out of time after a filibuster in the dying moments of the session.

On to the Word:

 

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