Regional
5:50 pm
Mon September 5, 2011

New Mexico Special Session Gets Underway

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.