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Posted January 24, 2011

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Legislative Update - Monday, January 24

During the New Mexico Legislative Session today, the state Senate announced the members of the Senate Education Committee. The lone new member is from Albuquerque.

Senate Education Committee

  • Sen. Cynthia Nava, Chair
  • Sen. John Sapien, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Stephen Fischmann
  • Sen. Mary Jane Garcia
  • Sen. Tim Keller
  • Sen. Gay Kernan
  • Sen. John Pinto
  • Sen. Sander Rue
  • Sen. Bernadette Sanchez (new member)
  • Sen. Vernon Asbill

In other news, the House Education Committee met with the Senate Education Committee to hear an update on ERB and Retiree Health Care in a three-hour session.  No action was taken.

Also, APS will present a request for extra insurance funding at 8 a.m. Wednesday.  The district is requesting nearly $4 million to help offset the employer’s share of continually-increasing  insurance premiums. Increases in co-pays have already been passed along to APS employees. Review the request >>

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