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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 9:00 pm

State lawmakers on Friday approved higher minimum qualifications for state Public Regulation Commission candidates, sending the bill to the governor.

PRC member Valerie Espinoza, who represents the Santa Fe area, said she thought the bill was “a good step in reforming the PRC and will benefit New Mexico citizens.”

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Demonstrations, booths, and informational sessions fill the halls of the capitol building almost daily. 

Feb. 24 — Culture Day at the Legislature Rotunda, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Feb. 26 — City of Las Vegas Day, Halls of History, Westside Rotunda, Performance at 12 p.m.

Feb. 27 — Renewable Energy Day at the Legislature Halls of History, East and Westside, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Press Conference 12 p.m.

Mar. 2 — Albuquerque NOW (National Organization for Women), celebrate Women's History and equal rights, Rotunda, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Mar. 4 — Charter School Day at the Legislature Rotunda, Press Conference 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Halls of History, Westside 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mar. 6 — Asian American & International District Day, Rotunda, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Mar. 21 — Session ends at noon

Session dates - 2015

• December 15, 2014 - January 16 Legislation may be prefiled

• January 20 Opening day (noon)

• February 19 Deadline for introduction

• March 21 Session ends (noon)

• April 10 Legislation not acted upon by governor is pocket vetoed

• June 19 Effective date of legislation not a general appropriation bill or a bill carrying an emergency clause or other specified date

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