Luis Sánchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican
Sen, John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, sits in the final Legislative Council meeting before the beginning of the session at the state Capitol on Monday. The 60-day legislative session began Tuesday, with Smith’s Senate Finance Committee and other elements of the Senate holding many cards in their favor this session.
Senate will hold levers of power

By Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican

It is the New Mexico Senate versus everybody.

Yes, Democrats control every branch of New Mexico’s government again for the first time in nine years.