March 15, 2016 - Matthew Reichbach

March 15, 2016
Matthew Reichbach

The New Mexico State Legislature follows a bi-annual rhythm, of alternative years of long 60-day sessions, followed by years of short 30-day sessions.  Each session breeds its own characteristic complaints: the long session is “too long” which “too many demands” and “too many issues” and chronic cases of fatigue by legislators, journalists and citizens alike.

In contrast, every 30 day session is summed up in a single plaint…not enough time to do what is needed.  When a short session is held in an atmosphere of budget crisis, like this year’s, the too-little-time complaints are both louder and more justified.

Matthew Reichbach, Editor, New Mexico Political Report.

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