The 2015 New Mexico Legislative session came to a close last Saturday and we are disappointed to report that that the capital outlay bill, which contained funding for the Palace of the Governors, did not pass. However, we were so gratified to see the broad display of support for the rehabilitation of the Palace in the 2015 legislative session and we thank the numerous legislators who were willing to contribute capital outlay funding for the project. The 2016 session convenes in mid-January, and we look forward to working with the public, elected officials, and state and local leaders in the coming years to continue this effort to protect one of New Mexico’s National Treasures. Once funding is secured for the necessary $1.5 million in needed repairs and those important improvements are made, the people of New Mexico will have a preserved and functional Palace that will continue to tell the story of New Mexico’s diverse past for years to come.
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