Richardson will talk to citizens Thursday

The Associated Press

SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson is inviting the public to talk with him about bills recently passed by the Legislature.

Richardson is reviewing nearly 100 bills from the 30-day legislative session that ended last week. That includes a capital outlay package that would finance nearly 2,000 projects across New Mexico.

Richardson’s office says he will grant five-minute meetings Thursday to “everyday New Mexicans” on a first-come, first-served basis. His office will be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Richardson has until March 5 to sign or veto bills passed during the final 72 hours of the session.