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Mon September 5, 2011
New Mexico Special Session Gets Underway
By KRWG News
New Mexico – Lawmakers return to Santa Fe Tuesday for the start of a special session. Gov. Susana Martinez is pushing for a repeal of the law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain New Mexico driver's licenses.
The governor also wants a bill that could retain up to 12,000 third-graders who do not read proficiently.
Most of those kids now are advanced to the next grade because their parents can overrule a school staff that suggests holding them back.
Martinez is asking the Legislature to approve a bill banning fireworks under extreme drought conditions.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.