Senator Kernan’s bill calling for college independence did receive approval on the Senate floor earlier this week, by a commanding vote of 39-2. Senator Kernan’s bill is now on the House side, while Rep. Brown’s matching bill is now on the Senate side. The bills will now have to work their way up through the other side of the legislative body, but the strong support they’ve received so far should help move things more quickly. You can still help us out by signing the petition in support of independence. New Mexico legislators have directly asked for evidence of community support, so your signature really has a great deal of value. You can sign the online petition at the “Journey to Becoming SENM College” Facebook page and there are several print versions circulating around town.
From the office of Mayor Dale Janway