Violence looms over New Mexico Legislature as work begins


              Republican New Mexico State Representatives Jason Harper, right, of Rio Rancho, and Ryan Lane, of Aztec, talk during the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. The Democratic-led Legislature prepared to tap a multibillion-dollar budget surplus as they take on daunting challenges of crime, lagging student achievement in schools and below-average workforce participation. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
            
              The Black Mesa Singers, of New Mexico's San Felipe Pueblo, perform during the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. The Democratic-led Legislature prepared to tap a multibillion-dollar budget surplus as they take on daunting challenges of crime, lagging student achievement in schools and below-average workforce participation. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
            New Mexico State Rep. Ryan Lane, center, R-Aztec and House Minority Leader, takes the oath of office with his fellow Republican lawmakers during the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. The Democratic-led Legislature prepared to tap a multibillion-dollar budget surplus as they take on daunting challenges of crime, lagging student achievement in schools and below-average workforce participation. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico State Rep. Javier Martinez, D-Albuquerque, reacts after being elected as the new Speaker of the House during the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico State Rep. Javier Martinez, D-Albuquerque, speaks after being elected as the new Speaker of the House during the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. The Democratic-led Legislature prepared to tap a multibillion-dollar budget surplus as they take on daunting challenges of crime, lagging student achievement in schools and below-average workforce participation. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico State Rep. Javier Martinez, D-Albuquerque, is sworn in as the new Speaker of the House during the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico State Rep. Javier Martinez, D-Albuquerque, reacts after being elected as the new Speaker of the House during the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. The Democratic-led Legislature prepared to tap a multibillion-dollar budget surplus as they take on daunting challenges of crime, lagging student achievement in schools and below-average workforce participation. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico State Rep. Javier Martinez, left, D-Albuquerque, is congratulated by the House minority whip Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, after being elected as the new Speaker of the House during the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico State Rep. Reena Szczepanski, D-Santa Fe, wears a salwar kameez as a tribute to her parents who migrated from India, during the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. The Democratic-led Legislature prepared to tap a multibillion-dollar budget surplus as they take on daunting challenges of crime, lagging student achievement in schools and below-average workforce participation. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico State Rep. Ryan Lane, left, R-Aztec and House Minority Leader, speaks with Rep. Reena Szczepanski, D-Santa Fe, during the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. The Democratic-led Legislature prepared to tap a multibillion-dollar budget surplus as they take on daunting challenges of crime, lagging student achievement in schools and below-average workforce participation. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, center, accompanied by her husband Manuel Cordova, right, arrives to deliver her State of the State address at the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lujan Grisham called for new gun control laws and greater accountability for firearms manufacturers while denouncing recent drive-by shootings against state legislators and a national "scourge" of violence. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her State of the State address at the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lujan Grisham called for new gun control laws and greater accountability for firearms manufacturers while denouncing recent drive-by shootings against state legislators and a national "scourge" of violence. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her State of the State address at the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lujan Grisham called for new gun control laws and greater accountability for firearms manufacturers while denouncing recent drive-by shootings against state legislators and a national "scourge" of violence. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her State of the State address at the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lujan Grisham called for new gun control laws and greater accountability for firearms manufacturers while denouncing recent drive-by shootings against state legislators and a national "scourge" of violence. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her State of the State address at the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lujan Grisham called for new gun control laws and greater accountability for firearms manufacturers while denouncing recent drive-by shootings against state legislators and a national "scourge" of violence. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her State of the State address at the opening day of an annual legislative session in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lujan Grisham called for new gun control laws and greater accountability for firearms manufacturers while denouncing recent drive-by shootings against state legislators and a national "scourge" of violence. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her State of the State address on the opening day of the annual legislative session, in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lujan Grisham called for new gun-control laws and greater accountability for firearms manufacturers while denouncing recent drive-by shootings against state legislators and a national "scourge" of violence. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her State of the State address on the opening day of the annual legislative session, in the House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lujan Grisham called for new gun control laws and greater accountability for firearms manufacturers while denouncing recent drive-by shootings against state legislators and a national "scourge" of violence. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
Violence looms over New Mexico Legislature as work begins