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Gov. Lujan Grisham is Calling a Special Session for Public Safety

The New Mexico Roundhouse
S. Baxter Clinton
The New Mexico Roundhouse

Today, March 17th, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced she will call the New Mexico Legislature into a special session on Thursday, July 18 to take up additional public safety protections that New Mexicans are demanding.

Gov. Lujan Grisham said she decided to convene a special session to allow lawmakers to finish what they started during the 30-day session.

Based on discussions with legislative leadership, the governor anticipates that the special session will be completed within several days.

Gov. Lujan Grisham said, “While we made some progress toward a safer New Mexico during the 30-day session, we agree that we must do more.The special session in July will enable us to deliver additional statutory changes that reduce the danger and risk New Mexico communities face every day. The best proposals for making our state safer will be under consideration, and I welcome input from my colleagues in the legislature.”

The July 2024 special session will be the fifth special session of the legislature during Gov. Lujan Grisham’s tenure as governor.

Shantar Baxter Clinton is the hourly News Reporter for KSFR. He’s earned an Associates of the Arts from Bard College at Simons Rock and a Bachelors in journalism with a minor in anthropology from the University of Maine.