Los Alamos County Lobbyist Scott Scanland briefs Council on the 2015 Legislative Session. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover joins County Lobbyist Scott Scanland to answer procedural questions related to the clerk’s office, during this evening’s meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos County Lobbyist Scott Scanland provided an overview of the 2015 Legislative Session during this evening’s Council meeting in Council Chambers.
Scanland spoke about various bills that did not pass or were vetoed by the governor. There was money for Los Alamos projects in the Capital Outlay Bill, which did not pass the Legislature.
Scanland said this is not the first time a Capital Outlay Bill has not passed the Legislature. He explained that what typically happens when a Capital Outlay Bill is not passed is that the depressed areas in the state make a fuss and it’s brought back the following year. What is different this time, he said, is that these depressed areas are being joined by a totally bi-partisan out cry from entities such as the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, business associations, labor unions and more.
He said to help get a special session called, John Q. Public needs to make their wishes known to both houses, the two parties and the governor.