VIDEO: Dozens of teen parents gathered at the state capitol Tuesday to ask legislators to help improve graduation rates for pregnant and parenting teens. According to nationwide statistics, only 38 percent of teen moms graduate high school by the time they’re 22.
UPDATED: Today’s liveblog from the Roundhouse included coverage of a massive rally by people opposed to the governor’s push to repeal the law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. Click on the headline to read the archive.
VIDEO: As NMPolitics.net reported last week, Gov. Susana Martinez has signaled that she will allow broad consideration of campaign finance reform issues. Since then she’s given her support to several government accountability proposals, but not to others.
Gov. Susana Martinez today approved a wide range of topics for consideration during this 30-day legislative session, including corruption and transparency issues, abortion, increasing penalties for some crimes, and even regulation of the funeral industry.
VIDEO: Click on the headline to watch Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle talking about Speaker Ben Luján’s announcement that he’s battling cancer and won’t run for re-election.
VIDEO: NMPolitics.net’s Gwyneth Doland webcasted the Democratic response to Gov. Susana Martinez’s state of the state speech earlier today. Click on the headline to watch it.