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Tue January 15, 2013
Legislature Heads Back To Work For 60-Day Session
New Mexico's lawmakers are returning to work and will hear from Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on the opening day of the 60-day session.
The Legislature convenes at noon Tuesday.
The governor will deliver her state of the state address to a joint session of the House and Senate. Martinez plans to outline her legislative agenda, which includes a reduction in the corporate tax rate, early childhood reading initiatives as well as several proposals that the Democratic-controlled Legislature has rejected in the past.
Martinez is renewing her effort to stop the state from granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants — a proposal that's stalled in the Legislature since the governor took office in 2011.
The House and Senate also will elect new leaders on the session's opening day.
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