SANTA FE – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich called on state lawmakers Friday to pass legislation dealing with renewable energy, climate change and early childhood education during their ongoing 60-day legislation.
In a 20-minute speech, Heinrich, a Democrat, said the session represents a “once-in-a-generation opportunity,” due largely to an unprecedented state revenue windfall.
He also said state voters sent a clear message during last November’s election – they’re tired of the status quo.
“You came here to make change,” Heinrich told lawmakers. “Our kids are counting on us to get this right for their future.”