By JENS GOULD
The New Mexican
There was a sign on a key Senate panel’s door Monday morning with underlined writing in all caps.
“House Bill 2 will not be heard today,” it read.
The General Appropriations Act, also known as the main budget bill for New Mexico state government, had been on the Senate Finance Committee’s agenda for Monday but would now have to continue awaiting action, as it has for nearly since two weeks since the House passed it.
“We don’t have the amendments ready,” Committee Chair Sen. John Arthur Smith told The New Mexican. “It’s not an easy process when you have this many amendments.”