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New Mexico Legislature 2002

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  • Legislature Reconvenes To Consider Budget
    It marked the first time in the state's history that lawmakers have convened in an extraordinary session.
    (May 24, 2002)

    Senate Approves Budget
    The measure was expected to win approval in the House and then go to Gov. Gary Johnson, who has vowed to veto the spending package.
    (May 24, 2002)

    Budget Clears Legislature, Heads To Governor
    However, Gov. Gary Johnson planned to veto the bill soon after receiving it, said Diane Kinderwater, the governor's spokeswoman. The governor has predicted lawmakers will enact the budget over his objections by voting to override his veto.
    (May 24, 2002)

    Democrats Weigh Budget Compromise
    SANTA FE Democratic legislative leaders on Thursday announced that they plan to appoint a bipartisan group of lawmakers to begin working on a budget compromise and said they hope to include members of Gov. Gary Johnson's administration in the talks.
    (Friday, March 8, 2002)

    Gov. OK's Spending on In-Plant Job Training, Vetoes Cruces Tax
    SANTA FE Gov. Gary Johnson took action on several bills before his noon deadline Wednesday, including approval of a bill to provide $10 million for in-plant job-training grants to New Mexico companies.
    (Thursday, March 7, 2002)

    Johnson Signs All of Pork Bill
    SANTA FE Gov. Gary Johnson on Wednesday signed a nearly $184 million capital outlay bill, reversing his earlier threat to line-item veto some of the hundreds of public works projects across the state.
    (Thursday, March 7, 2002)

    Gov. Throws Budget Back to Legislators
    SANTA FE Gov. Gary Johnson, as expected, on Wednesday vetoed the nearly $3.9 billion proposed state budget, saying the burden is now on legislators to address the impasse over next year's spending plan.
    (Thursday, March 7, 2002)

    Gov. OKs Ignition Lock for Convicted Drunken Drivers
    SANTA FE Flanked by the relatives of victims, Gov. Gary Johnson on Tuesday signed into law a bill requiring ignition interlock devices in the vehicles of certain convicted drunken drivers.
    (Wednesday, March 6, 2002)

    Johnson's Veto Quotient Drops This Year
    (March 6, 2002)

    Johnson Silent About Budget Bill's Future
    SANTA FE Gov. Gary Johnson kept his cards close to his chest as he neared his deadline of noon today for acting on a nearly $3.9 billion state budget and about $183.5 million in public works projects.
    (Wednesday, March 6, 2002)

    Water Bills, Salary Increases Signed
    SANTA FE Gov. Gary Johnson, acting on a wide range of legislation Tuesday, signed two bills that could increase the amount of water in the Pecos River and help New Mexico meet its delivery obligations to Texas.
    (Wednesday, March 6, 2002)

  • Johnson Vetoes Budget Proposal (March 6, 2002)
  • Cost of Redistricting Tallied (Tuesday, March 5, 2002)
  • Johnson Signs Bill For Discounted Prescription Drugs (March 5, 2002)
  • Johnson Vetoes Proposal To Break Up APS (March 5, 2002)
  • Summaries of Bills Vetoed Tuesday by Governor (March 5, 2002)
  • Johnson OKs Prescription Privileges for Psychologists (March 5, 2002)
  • Critics Say New Law Encourages Motorists To Speed (March 5, 2002)
  • Gov. Tightens Domestic Violence Laws (Tuesday, March 5, 2002)
  • Gov. Signs Bills to Aid Film Industry (Tuesday, March 5, 2002)
  • Johnson Signs Fix For Domestic Violence Funding (March 4, 2002)
  • Summaries Of Bills Signed Into Law By The Governor (March 4, 2002)
  • Chamber Says Veto Budget (Saturday, March 2, 2002)
  • GOP Veteran Bows Out of N.M. Legislature (Thursday, February 28, 2002)
  • Business, Service Groups Urge Gov. To Sign Bills (Thursday, February 28, 2002)
  • Drug Bill Foes Come Forward (Thursday, February 28, 2002)
  • Bills on Gov.'s Desk Target Nontribal Gambling (Tuesday, February 26, 2002)
  • Chamber Pressures Gov. To Sign Budget (Saturday, February 23, 2002)
  • Bingaman Fights State Medicaid Cuts (Friday, February 22, 2002)
  • Governor on Budget: Only 'If Pigs Could Fly' (Thursday, February 21, 2002)
  • Lobbyists Shower State Lawmakers (Wednesday, February 20, 2002)
  • Governor Undecided on Redistricting Bill (February 20, 2002)
  • Johnson on Budget: Only 'If Pigs Could Fly' (February 20, 2002)
  • Budget War Puts State in a Pickle (Sunday, February 17, 2002)
  • Bill Sets Outline To Split APS (Sunday, February 17, 2002)
  • Legislative Roundup: Key Bills (Sunday, February 17, 2002)
  • No Budget, No Money for Medicaid (Saturday, February 16, 2002)
  • Big Issues Linger as Session Ends (Friday, February 15, 2002)
  • Vote on APS Breakup Up to Gov. (Friday, February 15, 2002)
  • Medicaid Running Out of Money for This Year (February 15, 2002)
  • Give Senate Map a Chance, GOP Senators Tell Johnson (Thursday, February 14, 2002)
  • Legislature OKs 1847 Revolt Pardon (Thursday, February 14, 2002)
  • Ignition Interlock Bill Sent to Gov. (Thursday, February 14, 2002)
  • Cabinet-Level Education Post Survives Senate (Thursday, February 14, 2002)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Thursday, February 14, 2002)
  • Gov. Gets Rebound Budget (Thursday, February 14, 2002)
  • Legislature Runs Out Of Time (February 14, 2002)
  • Johnson Will Sign Some Capital Improvements (February 14, 2002)
  • Legislature Sends Johnson ABQ School District Breakup Bill (February 14, 2002)
  • 2 Lawmakers Want Look at Fraschilla's Program (February 13, 2002)
  • Budget Heads To Gov.; Another Veto Expected (February 13, 2002)
  • Senate Revives Food Tax Repeal (February 13, 2002)
  • DANCING IN THE AISLES (Wednesday, February 13, 2002)
  • Teen Abortion Bill Set Aside (Wednesday, February 13, 2002)
  • House Leader Shocked Runoff-Election Bill Fails (Wednesday, February 13, 2002)
  • $30 Million Bill To Fix N.M. Water Woes Goes to Gov. (Wednesday, February 13, 2002)
  • Gov. To Get Domestic-Violence Bill (Wednesday, February 13, 2002)
  • Food-Tax Substitute Passes House (Wednesday, February 13, 2002)
  • Wireless-Deregulation Bill Tabled (Wednesday, February 13, 2002)
  • Psychologist-Prescription Change Goes to Gov. (Wednesday, February 13, 2002)
  • DWI Penalty Bill OK'd (Wednesday, February 13, 2002)
  • Johnson Threatens Veto of Public-Works Projects (Wednesday, February 13, 2002)
  • Promise Vs. Mine Cleanup Bonds (Tuesday, February 12, 2002)
  • House OKs Health Coverage Bill (Tuesday, February 12, 2002)
  • Open-Conference Bill Dies in Senate (Tuesday, February 12, 2002)
  • Redistricting Override Thwarted (Tuesday, February 12, 2002)
  • Senate Slices New Chunk From Medicaid Spending (Tuesday, February 12, 2002)
  • House Votes To Keep Medicaid Program Alive (February 11, 2002)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Sunday, February 10, 2002)
  • House OKs Extended Short Session (Sunday, February 10, 2002)
  • House Approves Water Funds (Sunday, February 10, 2002)
  • Food-Tax Bill Clears House Panel (Sunday, February 10, 2002)
  • Senate Districts Plan Sent to House (Sunday, February 10, 2002)
  • Senate Approves Part of Governor's Drug Reforms (February 10, 2002)
  • House Approves Senate Redistricting Bill (February 10, 2002)
  • Around the Roundhouse (Saturday, February 9, 2002)
  • Senate OKs Bill Changing Domestic Violence Laws (Saturday, February 9, 2002)
  • House Gets Senate Redistricting Map (Saturday, February 9, 2002)
  • Mayors Antsy on Cutting Food Tax (Saturday, February 9, 2002)
  • Senate Approves Bill for Medicaid Study (Saturday, February 9, 2002)
  • Anti-Terror Bills Pass Unanimously (Saturday, February 9, 2002)
  • Johnson Fends Off Tobacco Fund 'Raid' (Saturday, February 9, 2002)
  • Medical Marijuana Bill Dies (Saturday, February 9, 2002)
  • House Passes High-Speed Chase Bill (Saturday, February 9, 2002)
  • Critics Say Governor's Medicaid Cuts Go Too Far (Saturday, February 9, 2002)
  • Gov. Not Hopeful for Budget Deal (Friday, February 8, 2002)
  • Senate Passes Wireless Bill (Friday, February 8, 2002)
  • 9 Mayors Against Changes in Food Tax (Friday, February 8, 2002)
  • House OKs Dividing APS; Senate Leader Says Let Voters Decide (Friday, February 8, 2002)
  • Governor Vetoes Tobacco Funds Proposal (February 8, 2002)
  • House Approves Opening Meetings (Thursday, February 7, 2002)
  • Bill Frees Wireless Phone Firms of State Oversight (Thursday, February 7, 2002)
  • Senate OKs DWI Lock for Offenders' Cars (Thursday, February 7, 2002)
  • Tobacco Money May Ease State's Funding Crunch (Thursday, February 7, 2002)
  • Aragon Seeks Legislative Oversight of LANL (Thursday, February 7, 2002)
  • Cities Eye Cut of Gambling Action (Thursday, February 7, 2002)
  • Man Recognized By Legislature As Code Talker (February 7, 2002)
  • House, Senate OK Smoke Ban (Wednesday, February 6, 2002)
  • Vehicle Excise Tax May Finance Highways (Wednesday, February 6, 2002)
  • Lawmakers Wait for Budget Veto (Wednesday, February 6, 2002)
  • Senators OK Food Tax Cut (Tuesday, February 5, 2002)
  • Senate Bill Addresses Medicaid (Tuesday, February 5, 2002)
  • Anti-Reform Ads Specify Heroin, Cocaine; Reforms Don't (Tuesday, February 5, 2002)
  • House Bill Would Tap Southern N.M. Gas Reserve (Tuesday, February 5, 2002)
  • Highway Dept. Blasts Budget (Tuesday, February 5, 2002)
  • Lawmakers Back Land-Grant Division (Tuesday, February 5, 2002)
  • Senate OKs Naming Building After Officers (Tuesday, February 5, 2002)
  • Budget Heads To Gov. With More Education Spending (February 5, 2002)
  • Senate Passes Abortion Notification Bill (February 5, 2002)
  • Highlights of the Budget Sent to Johnson (February 5, 2002)
  • House Panel Approves Lujan Proposal To Lift Food Tax (February 5, 2002)
  • Capitol Smoking Ban a Step Closer to Enactment (February 5, 2002)
  • Budget Bill Clears Senate Panel (February 4, 2002)
  • Senate Passes Bill Wiping Out State's Share Of Food Tax (February 4, 2002)
  • N.M. Senate Closing in on Budget (Monday, February 4, 2002)
  • New Mexico's Medicaid Expenses Snowball (Monday, February 4, 2002)
  • House Asked for Prison Expansion (Sunday, February 3, 2002)
  • Senate Panel Says Cut Regulation of Cell-Phone Firms (Saturday, February 2, 2002)
  • Budget Veto Threatened by Johnson (Friday, February 1, 2002)
  • Electronic Campaign Reports Gain Support (Friday, February 1, 2002)
  • Senate OKs County Raises (Friday, February 1, 2002)
  • Redistricting Plan Passes Senate With Bipartisan Support (February 1, 2002)
  • House Panel Kills Bill To Limit Domestic Wells (Friday, February 1, 2002)
  • Psychologist-Prescription Bill Clears House (Friday, February 1, 2002)
  • Cost of State Government, Education Tops $9 Billion (February 1, 2002)
  • Senate Approves Boating-While-Intoxicated Bill (February 1, 2002)
  • House Panel OK's Minute of Silence at Schools (January 31, 2002)
  • Senate Ready To Consider Redistricting Proposal (January 31, 2002)
  • State Budget Legislators' Priority at Midpoint (Thursday, January 31, 2002)
  • Fund-Raising Letter Slips Past Session's Start (Thursday, January 31, 2002)
  • Drug Reform Foes Take to Airwaves (Thursday, January 31, 2002)
  • Lawmaker Tries Again to Open Meetings (Thursday, January 31, 2002)
  • Johnson Details Medicaid Savings (Thursday, January 31, 2002)
  • Dee Johnson Calls Cancer Programs a Priority (Thursday, January 31, 2002)
  • Parental Notification Bill Killed by House Panel (January 31, 2002)
  • Republicans Push for Open Conference Committees (January 30, 2002)
  • Marijuana Decriminalization Plan Dies (Wednesday, January 30, 2002)
  • Gov. Vows To Veto Officials' Raises (Wednesday, January 30, 2002)
  • Senate OKs Study on Telemarketing (Wednesday, January 30, 2002)
  • Senate Panel Approves Asset-Forfeiture Rewrite Gets Senate Panel's OK (January 30, 2002)
  • Food Tax Repeal Heads to Senate (January 30, 2002)
  • Panel OKs E-Filing of Campaign Funds (Wednesday, January 30, 2002)
  • Limits Put on Pro Tem (Tuesday, January 29, 2002)
  • House Bill Beefs Up Medicaid (Tuesday, January 29, 2002)
  • House Panel OK's Campaign Finance Bill (January 29, 2002)
  • Parental Notification Bill Changed, OK'd by Committee (January 29, 2002)
  • Governor's Decriminalization Bill Stalls in House Committee (January 29, 2002)
  • Lawmakers Shown How to Shake (Monday, January 28, 2002)
  • Urioste Won't Make This Year's Session, But Health Improves (January 28, 2002)
  • Inmate Smoking Ban Passes 1st Legislative Hurdle (Sunday, January 27, 2002)
  • Food-Tax Bill Moves On in Senate (Sunday, January 27, 2002)
  • House Committee Agrees on Budget Plan (Sunday, January 27, 2002)
  • GOP Legislators May Appeal Redistricting Ruling (Saturday, January 26, 2002)
  • Wireless Freedom Bill Survives Senate Panel (Saturday, January 26, 2002)
  • Prescription Privilege a Hot Issue Again (Saturday, January 26, 2002)
  • State May Tap Into Tobacco Money (Saturday, January 26, 2002)
  • House Panel OKs Budget (Saturday, January 26, 2002)
  • Actresses MacLaine, Mason Back Laws To Bring Movie Makers to N.M. (Friday, January 25, 2002)
  • Dems Shelve Voter ID Bill -- Again (Friday, January 25, 2002)
  • Senate Committee OKs Medical Marijuana Bill (Friday, January 25, 2002)
  • Lawmakers Face Tough Choices With Medicaid (January 25, 2002)
  • Campaigners Get Tips On Getting A Grip (January 25, 2002)
  • Gov: Panel on Medicaid a Good Idea (Thursday, January 24, 2002)
  • ACLU Will Fight Moment of Silence at Schools (Thursday, January 24, 2002)
  • Panel Approves Cabinet-Level Education Post (Thursday, January 24, 2002)
  • Aragon Puts Death Penalty on Table (Thursday, January 24, 2002)
  • Fix of Domestic-Violence Laws Pushed (Thursday, January 24, 2002)
  • Committee Derails Proposal For Voter Identification (January 24, 2002)
  • Senate Committee Endorses Medical Marijuana Proposal (January 24, 2002)
  • MacLaine, Mason, Lobby for N.M. Film Bills (January 24, 2002)
  • Campaign Filings May Go Online (Thursday, January 24, 2002)
  • Proposal Would Split Up APS 'Monster' (Wednesday, January 23, 2002)
  • Domestic-Violence Programs May Get $2 Million (Wednesday, January 23, 2002)
  • Loss of Federal Domestic-Violence Funds Spurs Finger-Pointing (Wednesday, January 23, 2002)
  • Plan for Medical Marijuana Tabled (Wednesday, January 23, 2002)
  • Tough Anti-Crime Bills Get Gov.'s Support (Wednesday, January 23, 2002)
  • Medical Marijuana Bill Comes With Catch-22 (Wednesday, January 23, 2002)
  • Lobbyists, Employers Dole Out $249,000 to Campaigns (January 23, 2002)
  • Opponents Gear Up for Capitol Abortion Battle (January 22, 2002)
  • Gov. Vetoes Funds for Redistrciting-Case Lawyers (Tuesday, January 22, 2002)
  • Political Rivals Team Up to Bag State Grocery Tax (Tuesday, January 22, 2002)
  • Legislators Tuned to 2002 Elections (Monday, January 21, 2002)
  • Governor Vetoes $750,000 From Feed Bill (January 21, 2002)
  • Business Groups Lobby for In-Plant Training, Tax-Credit Funds (Sunday, January 20, 2002)
  • Gov. May Veto $750,000 for Lawyers (Saturday, January 19, 2002)
  • GOP Legislators Report Gov. Pressuring Them (Saturday, January 19, 2002)
  • Think Tank Proposes End of N.M. Food Tax (January 18, 2002)
  • Governor's Proposal for Medicaid Cutbacks Sharply Criticized (January 17, 2002)
  • Medicaid Wrestling Match Starts Today (Thursday, January 17, 2002)
  • State Makes 'Good Faith' Effort for Schools (Thursday, January 17, 2002)
  • Aragon on Guard Against Tax Cuts (Thursday, January 17, 2002)
  • Voter ID Proposal Resurrected (Thursday, January 17, 2002)
  • Lawmakers Approve $3.9 Million for 30-Day Session (January 17, 2002)
  • Johnson Pushes Tax Cut (Wednesday, January 16, 2002)
  • Gov. Makes Opposition to Death Penalty Clear (Wednesday, January 16, 2002)
  • Senate Committee OKs $3.9 Million For Session (January 16, 2002)
  • N.M. Revenue Outlook Still Gloomy (January 16, 2002)
  • Governor to Ask for Changes in Abuse Laws (Tuesday, January 15, 2002)
  • Education Takes Share of Agenda (Tuesday, January 15, 2002)
  • Legislature Convenes, Death Penalty On Agenda Of Session (January 15, 2002)
  • Romero Gets Senate Changes Through (January 15, 2002)
  • Trust Fund, Water Banking on Legislative Agenda (Monday, January 14, 2002)
  • Well Permit Flow May Slow (Monday, January 14, 2002)
  • Issues, Bickering Could Make for Spirited Legislative Session (Sunday, January 13, 2002)
  • Legislature Starts With Thin Wallet (Sunday, January 13, 2002)
  • The Legislative Roster (Sunday, January 13, 2002)
  • Legislative Session at a Glance (Sunday, January 13, 2002)
  • Gov. Puts Abortion Notification Bill on Agenda (Saturday, January 12, 2002)
  • State Health-Care Battle Brewing in Capitol (Friday, January 11, 2002)
  • Senate President Plans to Tweak Power Posts (Friday, January 11, 2002)