With House redistricting finally out of the way, State Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Sandoval, can turn his attention to the legislative session that starts Jan. 17 and also begin making plans for his campaign.
Hall said there is little doubt what the hot-button topic will be for the legislative session.
“This going to be a budget session,” Hall said. “The challenge will be how to best use the limited budgetary resources to fulfill the needs of the state.”
Among the budgetary issues facing the legislature will be Medicaid, teachers and state employees who have not had a raise in recent years and higher education, which has seen its share of cutbacks.