Legislators passed bills with wide-ranging implications for New Mexico’s future.
What they did: The 2019 legislative session was one of the busiest in recent state history. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has until April 5 to act on bills passed during the final three days of the session, which ended Saturday at noon. Here is a summary of some of the legislation debated during the 60-day session:
Passed: A $7 billion budget bill with hefty spending increase for public schools; a broad tax package that increases some tax rates and expands a working families tax credit; lifting the annual spending cap on film incentives from $50 million to $110 million; $933 million package for infrastructure projects.