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Governor Lujan Grisham Signs Child Welfare, Public Safety Bills

Mar 9, 2020

Credit Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A long list of bills aimed at shoring up workplace protections for pregnant women, allowing greater state investments in local companies, providing bonuses to local police officers and more has been signed  by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

The first-term governor has until March 11 to decide the fate of scores of bills approved by the Democrat-led Legislature. She and her staff are still poring over a $7.6 billion general fund budget that could increase spending by nearly 8% for the fiscal year starting July 1.

Bills signed on Friday address issues of public safety, workplace discrimination, child welfare and economic development incentives.