New Mexico Democrats wrestle with questions of diversity

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New Mexico Democrats wrestle with questions of diversity

New Mexico Senate Democrats chose Sen. Mimi Stewart as majority whip, replacing Sen. Michael Padilla who resigned after complaints about decade-old harassment allegations at a previous job. Stewart joins Senate President Pro Tempore Mary Kay Papen to form the state’s first Senate female-majority leadership team, according to the Legislative Council Service.
Senate majority leader Peter Wirth addresses the Senate chambers on the first day of the New Mexico Legislature at the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe on Tuesday.
New Mexico Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, right, greets other New Mexico Senate members with this wife, Jennifer Cervantes, left, as the New Mexico Legislative session began Tuesday in Santa Fe. Criminal justice initiatives and state spending increases for public education, law enforcement, Medicaid and economic development are at the top of the agenda as the New Mexico Legislature convened for a 30-day session.
Roman Catholic Archbishop John C. Wester, right, greets Democratic state Sen. Joseph Cervantes and author Jennifer Cervantes of Las Cruces at a breakfast for lawmakers sponsored by the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops in Santa Fe, on Wednesday. Wester believes recent comments about immigration attributed to President Donald Trump “reflect bigotry” and that immigrants from poor countries made the U.S. great.
New Mexico Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, D-Albuquerque, greets other New Mexico House members as the New Mexico Legislative session began Tuesday in Santa Fe. Criminal justice initiatives and state spending increases for public education, law enforcement, Medicaid and economic development are at the top of the agenda as the New Mexico Legislature convened for a 30-day session.

New Mexico Democrats wrestle with questions of diversity

New Mexico Senate Democrats chose Sen. Mimi Stewart as majority whip, replacing Sen. Michael Padilla who resigned after complaints about decade-old harassment allegations at a previous job. Stewart joins Senate President Pro Tempore Mary Kay Papen to form the state’s first Senate female-majority leadership team, according to the Legislative Council Service.
Senate majority leader Peter Wirth addresses the Senate chambers on the first day of the New Mexico Legislature at the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe on Tuesday.
New Mexico Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, right, greets other New Mexico Senate members with this wife, Jennifer Cervantes, left, as the New Mexico Legislative session began Tuesday in Santa Fe. Criminal justice initiatives and state spending increases for public education, law enforcement, Medicaid and economic development are at the top of the agenda as the New Mexico Legislature convened for a 30-day session.
Roman Catholic Archbishop John C. Wester, right, greets Democratic state Sen. Joseph Cervantes and author Jennifer Cervantes of Las Cruces at a breakfast for lawmakers sponsored by the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops in Santa Fe, on Wednesday. Wester believes recent comments about immigration attributed to President Donald Trump “reflect bigotry” and that immigrants from poor countries made the U.S. great.
New Mexico Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, D-Albuquerque, greets other New Mexico House members as the New Mexico Legislative session began Tuesday in Santa Fe. Criminal justice initiatives and state spending increases for public education, law enforcement, Medicaid and economic development are at the top of the agenda as the New Mexico Legislature convened for a 30-day session.
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