- 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.

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

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