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V.19 No.8 | 2/25/2010


The Real Roundhouse

A firsthand look at the 2010 legislative session

It was Day 30. The mood in both chambers sagged. Legislators spoke testily and lacked the buoyant friendliness that usually accompanied the morning announcements, introductions and notes. Reporters settled in for a long day and night, one that wouldn't end until after 4 a.m. The final hours of the session ticked away, and Wednesday, Feb. 17, looked to be dreary, long—and surreal. A stuffed oryx head sat in a chair on the Senate floor. A Catholic priest had been at the Roundhouse in the morning hours providing ashes for Ash Wednesday. A poor version of "God Bless America" rang through the chamber with senators trailing off after the first verses.

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V.19 No.7 | 2/18/2010


Regarding Sen. Eric Griego's "Democracy for Sale" [Opinion, Jan. 28-Feb. 3], I find myself equally terrified by the potential future of our voting process. The Supreme Court's decision regarding campaign finance could result in many voters choosing a Quarter Pounder over filet mignon.

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V.19 No.6 | 2/11/2010

Ortiz y Pino

The Bishops Are Back

They are not yet as eagerly anticipated as the swallows returning annually to Capistrano or the vultures’ flight back to Hinckley, Ohio, each spring. But the yearly arrival at the Roundhouse of the three prelates who make up the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken on the same predictability as those other seasonal gatherings.

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V.19 No.5 | 2/4/2010

Domestic Partnership Bill’s First Hearing Tomorrow

Senate Bill 183 sponsored by Sen. Peter Wirth and Rep. Mimi Stewart will be heard in the Senate Gallery tomorrow at around 1:30 p.m. The measure, which allows for domestic partnerships between heterosexual couples and same-sex couples, will be presented to Senate Judiciary and Public Affairs at the same time.

Supporters and opponents will try to flood the gallery.

Below is a list of who’s on those committees and phone numbers.

Judiciary Committee 505- 986-4485

Sen. Cisco McSorley 505-986-4487 Chair

Sen. Richard C. Martinez 505-986-4389 Vice Chair

Sen. Tim Eichenberg 505-986-4859

Sen. Clinton D. Harden 505-986-4369

Sen. Linda M. Lopez 505-986-4737

Sen. Sander Rue 505-986-4375

Sen. John C. Ryan 505-986-4373

Sen. Bernadette M. Sanchez 505-986-4267

Sen. Michael S. Sanchez 505-986-4727

Sen. Peter Wirth 505-986-4276

Sen. William H. Payne 505-986-4703

Public Affairs Committee 505-986-4481

Sen. Dede Feldman 505-986-4482 Chair

Sen. Tim Eichenberg 505-986-4859 Vice Chair

Sen. Vernon D. Asbill 505-986-4393

Sen. Mark Boitano 505-986-4366

Sen. Mary Jane M. Garcia 505-986-4726

Sen. Eric G. Griego 505-986-4862

Sen. George K. Munoz 505-986-4387

Sen. Cynthia Nava 505-986-4834

Sen. Gay G. Kernan 505-986-4274