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Tweets from the peanut gallery: Twitter covers opening day at the New Mexico Legislature

New Mexico lawmakers, activists, lobbyists, journalists and a healthy dose of family and friends kicked off the official start to the 2023 legislative session Tuesday.

Here’s a round-up of commentary from New Mexico’s enthusiastic political insiders, outsiders and observers.

They covered the weather. 

They covered the entertainment.

Dignitaries abounded, including Navajo Nation First Lady and former Arizona state representative Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren, whose husband was recently sworn into office.

A recent string of shootings targeting Democratic lawmakers’ homes was top of mind throughout the day.

And the broader guns conversation cropped up.

Three years after the start of the pandemic, the tech issues with remote access still have not been fully resolved.

Climate activists used a “die-in” protest to send a message.

As New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivered her State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature, her call for covering teachers’ health care premiums was celebrated.

… and also decried.

Some progressive groups raised an eyebrow at some of her cross-aisle talking points.

Others celebrated her more traditionally progressive goals.

Or not.

 

Meanwhile, former House Speaker Brian Egolf, who left office on Dec. 31 after announcing nearly a year ago that he wouldn’t be seeking reelection, posted his Wordle score Tuesday morning.

 

 

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