This week state legislators will return to the capital for a special (closed door) legislative session to address pressing issues facing the New Mexico, namely the massive $2 billion hole in the state budget. Legislators have also said they are hoping to address additional issues like legislation to clear the way for mail in voting, and police reform proposals. The Governor has said however that she is going to try to “not load up the special session” with legislation that could be handled in the 2021 session.
2) Legislation to address the UI formula in order to ‘hold employers harmless’ for the layoffs due to COVID-19. Without this fix, employers’ UI Tax rates would spike enormously due to the number of UI claims made by employees.