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Legislature to consider legal marijuana, tuition-free college

Legislature to consider legal marijuana, tuition-free college

The Associated Press
Created: January 16, 2020 10:02 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Lawmakers will push plans to legalize marijuana, underwrite tuition-free college and improve a beleaguered public education system during a 30-day legislative session that begins Tuesday.

Political battle lines are forming on issues ranging from teacher pay increases to a proposed red-flag law that would allow police or relatives to ask a court to temporarily take away guns from people who might hurt themselves or others.  

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New Mexico state government is forecasting an $800 million surplus for the coming fiscal year.

Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and allied majorities in the state House and Senate are suggesting a new round of spending increases for public education.


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