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Governor’s Emerging Pattern

This morning’s post pointed out that Governor Richardson was dismayed. Over what?

…the House and Senate had allocated money according to their own priorities rather than fully funding the dozens of initiatives [Richardson] proposed…

Then this evening I came across this:

Last week, Richardson told reporters that he isn’t backing Ingle’s bill, saying he doesn’t want the Legislature to consider ethics bills that aren’t his anti-corruption package – much of which deal specifically with the Treasurer’s Office.

Are you seeing a trend here? Apparently, Governor Richardson feels if it isn’t his idea, it isn’t worth doing. I’m surprised he hasn’t been able to get the Speaker to introduce a bill to just do away with the whole pesky legislative thing.