Legislature heads back to work Tuesday for 60-day session

Posted at: 01/15/2013 7:43 AM
Updated at: 01/15/2013 7:56 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - 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.

KOB-TV and KOB.com will carry the speech live when it happens, at around 1 p.m.

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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