After angering Democrats and Republicans over a veto of junior money that would have gone to projects such as funding for the Special Olympics, senior centers, and helping solve child abuse cases, Gov. Lujan Grisham has called for a special session starting on April 5.
Once a formal proclamation comes out from Lujan Grisham on the special session, all legislative candidates and legislators will be banned from fundraising throughout the conclusion of the special session.
The scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Governor tried to cover her bases by saying the special sessions about gas prices. “As prices remain high nationwide, it is clear that we must act swiftly to deliver more relief to New Mexicans,” claimed Lujan Grisham in a news release.
“It is our responsibility to do what we can to ease that burden,” she concluded, despite having killed 40% of small businesses and leading New Mexico to the highest unemployment rate in the nation. She also supported a proposal that would result in a 35 to 50 cents-per-gallon gas tax on the poor.
Lujan Grisham said she was “unconvinced” the distribution of more than $50 million for projects across the state “upholds principles of fiscal responsibility.” This comes after she signed a mammoth $8.5 billion budget that included millions in funding for the Green New Deal, anti-gun programs, and taxpayer-funded “free” college.
“Given this is an election year, a potential battle over the bill between the heavily Democratic Legislature and Lujan Grisham, also a Democrat, could have caused some political fallout,” wrote the Santa Fe New Mexican.
It is unclear if the special session will include a backdoor voting bill that would appear to make New Mexico elections unsecured. But the Piñon Post is on high alert for any developments regarding a pro-voter fraud measure.