Saturday, August 16, 2008

Special Session Measures Pass!

Governor Bill Richardson praised the state House of Representatives for passing measures to help schools cover rising fuel costs, to expand eligibility for child care, to reduce the tax burden for working families and to supplement the 2008 general election budget.

“Tonight, the members of the House of Representatives took the first, bold steps to provide relief to working families who are hurting because of rising fuel costs and struggling to get health care for their children as well as cover child care costs,” said Governor Richardson. “The Senate, working as a committee of the whole, earnestly debated several bills and I understand they will continue their work tomorrow [Sunday].”

Bills passed on Saturday included:

HB 2 School Bus Fuel Costs

HB 4 Working Families Tax Credit

HB 6 General Election Funds

HB 7 Child Care Programs Funds

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