Scene from previous legislative preview at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The community is invited to the 2019 Legislative Preview 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 in Fuller Lodge.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women, it is preceded by refreshments and conversation at 6:30 p.m.
State legislators—Rep.-elect Christine Chandler, and Senators Carlos Cisneros and Richard Martinez—have agreed to come and share their views on the upcoming session.
In addition, Robert Rhatigan, an expert on the upcoming decennial census, will discuss how the census will proceed and the huge financial consequences for the state of having a complete count.
All speakers will answer questions from the audience.
The 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session will begin Jan. 15 in Santa Fe and continue for 60 days, ending March 16.
With a new governor and many new representatives, this will be a noteworthy session. Many laws vetoed by the previous governor will be reconsidered; the Supreme Court decision that New Mexico has illegally underfunded education will be high on the list of topics to be addressed. Many bills have been pre-filed, so the legislators are already very busy.
To learn more about this legislative session, plan to join League members on League Day, Feb. 7, at the Legislature on with a Legislative Reception Feb. 6.
Attendees do not need to be a League of Women Voters member—just interested in engaging in the democratic process.
Visit the LWVNM website, www.lwvnm.org for details.