My understanding is NM Democrats have shoved RTW legislation into 3 committees. The legislative session ends in a couple weeks. Thus, Dems have effectively killed RTW for another year...
Time for a total GOP sweep of New Mexico's legislature - for NM's Senate to go majority [R].
Yup, it's dead given the makeup of the Senate. And it really doesn't matter in NM as unions are mainly represented in state government, and only a few industries (a SE NM oil refinery, for example). The big problem for industries to relocate to NM is the labor force which is generally uneducated. The Democrats in the state are a combination of old school and "progressive" which is why NM is at the bottom of most national rankings except entitlements.
The non-union oil patch is made up of mostly small businesses supporting companies drilling and producing oil and gas. Life was good here with businesses and construction booming until last fall when crude prices crashed. Now many are laying off people and the remainder required to take pay cuts.