The Legislature came to an agreement early Saturday on a broad omnibus tax package that had spurred more than 24 hours of negotiations between House and Senate teams as the 60-day session was coming to an end.

House Bill 547 was approved with rebate checks for all New Mexico taxpayers — $500 for individual filers and $1,000 for married couples filing jointly.

The Senate voted 33-9 to approve a joint committee report on the the bill around 1 a.m. Saturday.

General Assignment Reporter

Robert Nott has covered education and youth issues for the Santa Fe New Mexican. He is assigned to The New Mexican's city desk where he covers a general assignment beat.