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Session ends with more Johnson intransigence
This year's much-anticipated warmer, friendlier legislative session ended Saturday more touchy than feely and yielded a well-worn mixed bag of results:
*It was not the model of cooperation and compromise that Gov. Gary Johnson had led some to hope for. Johnson professed a new openness to lawmakers when the Legislature began in January, after the long-entrenched, Democratic House and Senate leadership was deposed former House Speaker Raymond Sanchez by a re-election defeat and former Senate President Manny Aragon by failing to regain the presidency.
Republican Johnson did communicate more with new House Speaker Ben Lujan and new Senate President Richard Romero, both Democrats. But the session ended with the same rash of vetoes, hard-nosed veto threats and legislative …