NM Roundhouse to get $2.5M upgrade

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Some long overdue relief for female lawmakers at the state capitol. Renovations planned during the legislature’s offseason include another bathroom.

It may sound like a minor thing but bathroom breaks have sometimes affected voting.

The capitol has a men’s bathroom right next to the house floor, but the nearest bathroom for women is on the senate side of the building and if you’ve ever walked that walk, you know it’s not a short one.

Some have said female representatives have even missed votes going to and from the bathroom.

Other work being done as part of the $2.5 million upgrade includes installing new carpeting and replacing electronic voting systems.

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