Anyone who pays attention to the Legislature has had this experience: Differing versions of a bill pass the House and Senate; the bills go to a conference committee; the bill that comes out is substantially different from the two that went in.
What happened? Hard to tell.
Why? Because New Mexico is among a handful of states that close conference committee meetings to the public.
So what? Depends on whether you want government to conduct business in the open or behind closed doors.
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