Here’s a fact. Anytime Democracy for New Mexico and I are in agreement that a bill should be signed into law, you can rest assured that it is a good idea:
Take Action: Please call Gov. Richardson ASAP at (505) 476-2200 and urge him to sign Rep. Cervantes’ Open Conference Committees bill, HB 393, as he promised to do last week. The Governor has until April 10th to sign the bill. The legislation passed the House 66-0 vote and the Senate 33-8.
Governor Richardson is playing games here, and it stinks. First, he says no one cares about more transparency in government, which is a bunch of baloney. Now, he’s claiming he can’t sign the bill because he hasn’t received it.
The governor thanked everyone for speaking [in favor of signing the bill]. He said he hadn’t received the open conference committees bill yet.
“Well, Step 1, I need to get it up here,” the governor said. “I physically couldn’t sign a bill that we don’t have.”
If you ask me, he’s starting to set the stage for a pocket veto. So, here is the thing, I write day in day out and don’t really ask for anything in return. But, today I’m asking.
I made the call, and I’m asking you to do the same. Call (505) 476-2200 and request that Governor Richardson sign HB 393 into law.