- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Lawmakers expect Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday to formally announce a special session so lawmakers can tackle a $295 million infrastructure package to replace a previous capital improvements bill that died on the Legislature’s last day.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1KeMPD7) legislators are also expected to discuss tax breaks and short-term funding to address shortfalls in the state court system and the Health Department.

Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez says the session will hopefully only last a day.

Legislative Council Service Director Raúl Burciaga said the cost to reconvene the lawmakers for just a day could be lower than the $50,000 spent on previous special sessions.

Business leaders pushed for the special session. Albuquerque Economic Development Inc. Chairman Ray Smith said the bills are critical to creating jobs statewide.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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