Spurned bills included state dance, tinted windshields | KOB 4
Advertisement

Spurned bills included state dance, tinted windshields

The Associated Press
April 10, 2019 03:17 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Bills that would make it simpler for the elderly to avoid jury duty and allow tinted auto windshields have been shunned by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Advertisement

The Democratic governor vetoed those initiatives by taking no action before an April 5 signing deadline. Updated legislative records on Tuesday show so-called pocket vetoes for at least 13 bills.

They include a bill from Democratic Senate majority leader Peter Wirth to allow legislative appointments to a powerful commission that oversees water resources across the state. Interstate Stream Commission appointments will continue to be made by the governor.

Lujan Grisham rejected efforts to adopt an official state dance known as "La Marcha de Los Novios."

She also refused to boost retirement benefits for retired police officers who become school security personnel.

Credits

The Associated Press

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement

Relay Media Amp

Advertisement

Advertisement




Police investigate homicide in northeast Albuquerque

Man shot, killed at southeast Albuquerque park

4 Investigates: Las Vegas mayor faces voter fraud investigation

Pay it 4ward: Family thanks construction workers for saving children from apartment fire

Volunteers needed for reading program expansion