Friday, April 10, 2009

NM Governor Faces Friday Deadlines.

Governor Bill Richardson has to either sign or veto any bills sent to him by the NM Legislature last month by the end of the day today.

One high profile measure remaining is a bill restricting double dipping by state employees. Originally, the governor indicated he would sign the contentious bill, but on Wednesday he told 770kkob he was having second thoughts after getting a letter from the State’s Attorney General Gary King warning him the bill could be challenged on constitutional grounds.

Yesterday, the governor signed three education bills and a slew of renewable energy and green jobs bills, including a renewable energy tax credit and funding for green job training.

A list of those bills is listed here.

Photo credit: Mark Bralley

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