It would be fair to describe the latest meeting of the interim legislative Health and Human Services Committee as pretty intense, lawmakers who attended the session said.
At the Wednesday night meeting in Albuquerque, Human Services Department Secretary Sidonie Squier, after three hours of answering questions, reportedly stormed out angrily. Meanwhile, state Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, who had been grilling Squier, literally ruptured blood vessels in his brain and ended up in the hospital.
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