Thursday, February 14, 2008

2008 Legislative Session Is History; No Health Care Bill For Guv, But Pork Bill Gets To His Desk; Await Word On Any Special Session 

The 2008 NM Legislative session adjourned at noon today and the question immediately arose on whether there will be a special session. The Governor did get a big capital outlay bill to his desk, but his health care reform bill died in the Senate. He has 20 days to sign or veto parts of the $384 million pork bill. That will hang over the head of lawmakers, especially if they are called into a special while the Guv decides what to do with the pork. He will hold a news conference at about 1 p.m. to announce whether there will be a special session. He said this week he would call one if the Senate did not act on his health care reform bill. The bill died in the Senate. He could call a special session right away, or later.

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