The infrastructure bill includes millions of dollars for upgrades to Santa Fe’s airport, a new crime lab for state police and dormitories at the New Mexico School for the Arts.

Gpv. Michelle Lujan Grisham said that while House Bill 564 was built on “sound policy considerations,” she felt some of the key players in the criminal justice system were not included in the legislative debates.

“This bill will take guns away from a domestic abuser at the most critical time,” said Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, D-Albuquerque, one of three Democratic sponsors of Senate Bill 328. “I really believe that this is going to save lives.”

In signing the bills, the new Democratic governor contrasted herself with Republican predecessor Susana Martinez, a former prosecutor who vetoed some similar measures in past years.

Legislators this month approved a bill that would allow the university to sign an agreement to open a campus in San Luis Potosí. It would be built and operated by a group of private investors.

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