Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Richardson-Legislature relations sour

I thought it was bad between many lawmakers and Gov. Bill Richardson when I wrote this story yesterday afternoon about the ongoing swipes over the budget.

Then I read the governor's blog this morning.
In it, Richardson -- or presumably his writers -- calls lawmakers "overzealous" and talks about their "attempted power grab."

It's interesting to think back about how the relationship has evolved during Richardson's term. In 2003, such a situation seemed unimaginable. But then again, so did our budget crisis...

If it continues like this, don't be surprised to see Richardson veto good portions of the budget -- and for lawmakers to consider veto overrides without a second thought.

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