Conference committee is over

The six lawmakers on the HB78 conference committee have just broken up without an agreement, which means New Mexico will continue to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

“What the Senate came up with is going back to the status quo,” said Rep. Andy Nunez, I-Hatch.

“We have not agreed,” Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, said. “This has been an extremely challenging issue for all of us.”

Federal officials have not resolved issues that they have authority over, Wirth said, adding that he agreed with Sen. John Ryan,  R-Albuquerque, on that score.

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About triptothecapitol

Trip Jennings is a Capitol reporter at the Santa Fe New Mexican.
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