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Proposal to allow legislators to collect salaries to be heard be Senate panel

NM Political Report

Democratic senators Daniel Ivey-Soto of Albuquerque and Bobby Gonzales of Taos have proposed a constitutional amendment to enable the state’s 112 legislators to collect salaries.


In the current structure, New Mexico’s legislature is made up of volunteer politicians. Members receive roughly $165 in daily stipends during sessions and money for gas.

The proposal is scheduled to be vetted Monday in front of a senate panel. If approved, the proposal would then be sent to a statewide vote.