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51st Legislature begins

January 15, 2013 • Local News

State legislators convened at the in Santa Fe Tuesday to begin the 51st legislative session, which is scheduled to run 60 days this year.

In her State of the State address, Gov. Susana Martinez said the focus of the session should be on making New Mexico more competitive by adopting legislation that encourages job growth and makes the state attractive to businesses.

One way to do this, she proposed, was by lowering the state’s business tax rate from 7.6 percent to 4.9 percent.

She also asked legislators to pass infrastructure Login to read more

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