Social media plays a bigger role in leg session

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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 6:00 pm | Updated: 12:43 pm, Thu Mar 21, 2013.

Social media’s ever-increasing role in worldwide public discourse played out in a major way during this year’s session of the New Mexico Legislature.

Even though the 60-day session ended Saturday, Twitter and Facebook are still jammed with references to #nmleg, the hashtag that helped people track happenings at the Capitol.

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  • Donado Coviello posted at 11:15 am on Tue, Mar 19, 2013.

    Cove Posts: 440

    It was fun hanging around the Roundhouse trying to get a memorial for "Pi Day NM". As it turned out Rep, Tripp (Republican) got it past the House ... Thank you sir. In fact Republican Rep. Jane Powdrel-Culberte and Republican Sen. Griggs were the most helpful in trying to get a memorial for Pi Day at Cerletti Park (Fountainhead Rock). Lucky got a memorial past in the House for Mike Cerletti that had been rewritten by Dem. Rep, Brian EGO (Egolf) ... wow, does he think a lot about himself or what.

    Humanity is a hard commodity to find at the Capitol. A few real people deserve mention for their hearts: John Hendry, President of NMFL for his tireless work to get well paid jobs for New Mexican; Jeff Varella (Lucky's son) for being the best chance of being a candidate for people of Santa Fe and Steve Terrell (reporter) who's good friend and mom past away during the session. Steve's wit and professionalism served as an example for everyone.



Off the floor

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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