Governor Lujan Grisham Celebrates Democratic Accomplishments, New Mexican Achievements

Governor Lujan Grisham Celebrates Democratic Accomplishments, New Mexican Achievements

Governor Delivers State of the State Address and Ushers In Legislative Session

This afternoon, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham delivered her State of the State address as she welcomed the New Mexico legislature to their 30 day session. In her speech, Governor Lujan Grisham focused on all of the ways that she is delivering for New Mexicans. The governor also outlined her priorities for the upcoming session, which will hopefully usher in competitive raises for New Mexico educators, impactful tax cuts for New Mexico families and businesses, critical funding for public safety initiatives, and historic voting rights advancement

In the State of the State address, Governor Lujan Grisham emphasized unity. New Mexicans have so many shared values—we all want to see our families thrive, see our economy grow, and create a better future for our state. Governor Lujan Grisham reminded legislators that they have a duty to serve New Mexicans and a responsibility to pass legislation that will create prosperity and opportunity for workers and families all across the Land of Enchantment. 

The governor also outlined many of the accomplishments the legislature has already achieved during her time in office. Under the Lujan Grisham administration, New Mexico has: 

  • Raised the minimum wage for the first time in 10 years
  • Guaranteed paid sick leave to every worker in the state
  • Sent tens of thousands more New Mexicans to college for free
  • Eliminated copays for behavioral health care services
  • Created thousands of jobs
  • Legalized cannabis, which comes with thousands of jobs and serious tax revenue
  • Awarded the most significant back-to-back raises for educators in 15 years
  • Established sustainable funding for child care and early childhood education
  • Lead the nation in setting and adopting stringent climate change targets
  • Lowered the cost of prescription drugs through international imports and price caps

And this list will only grow longer after this year’s legislative session. Governor Lujan Grisham and our Democratic legislature continue to deliver for our state, prioritizing the issues that matter most to New Mexicans

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