U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce speaks to the a joint session of the state Legislature in Santa Fe, Thursday. (Philip Fischer Photo)
Week 1 of the 51st legislative session closed Thursday after a day featuring a joint session with an address by Congressman Steve Pearce, R-N.M., more bill introductions in both chambers and committee assignments for senators.
In his address, Pearce spoke about jobs, gave legislators an update on the federal government and discussed the national impact of the financial cliff, said Sen. Bill Burt, R-Alamogordo.
Pearce also discussed the need for bipartisanship in both the U.S. and state Capitols. “His overall theme was for us to make sure that we don’t follow the same path,” Burt said.
Pearce also spoke about his efforts against the listing of the lesser prairie chicken as an endangered species, said Rep. Bob Login to read more