Richardson Holds Public Meetings Wednesday

Las Cruces – Governor Bill Richardson will hold office hours on, Wednesday, November 4, 2009 in Las Cruces and Albuquerque to hear from New Mexico residents about the budget bills passed by the Legislature. The Governor has until November 12 to sign, veto or partially veto the budget bills.

While the Legislature made minimal cuts to education, legislators targeted state agencies under the control of the Governor for the most drastic cuts. That means critical services will be cut.

The Governor will grant five minute meetings to New Mexicans who would like to discuss the budget cuts. Meetings will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up will begin at 9:00am in Las Cruces and at 1:00pm in Albuquerque.

Las Cruces Office Hours
Sign-up begins at 9am (first come, first served)
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM

Those seeking time with Governor Richardson must present a valid New Mexico driver's license. If an organization wants time with the Governor, he will meet with a representative or a group of representatives at one time.

New Mexicans that cannot make the scheduled office hours on Wednesday may also contact the Governor's Office with their thoughts about the budget bills by email: or by phone: 505-476-2210.