Governor Martinez has until noon to act on 191 bills

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has until noon Friday to act on 191 bills passed during the 60-day legislative session.

She has already signed about 130 bills, several of them during public appearances in Albuquerque. She has also vetoed a handful.

Martinez signed the key $6.2 billion budget bill Thursday when she told reporters she and her staff are busy spending long hours reading, reviewing and debating legislation.

She said “These are laws that will be implemented. We sit until the wee hours of the morning working and show up first thing in the morning.”

Martinez said she isn’t keeping count on which ones she’ll sign into law and which ones she will veto.

The legislation she doesn’t act on by noon will be considered pocket vetoed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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