Pizza, bag lunches, lobbyists and New Mexico state lawmakers

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If you look closely you can see the white bag lunches provided to members of the New Mexico House of Representatives by several lobbyists.

If you look closely you can see the white bag lunches provided to members of the New Mexico House of Representatives by several lobbyists.

Several lobbyists, including former Democratic lawmaker Al Park, paid for sack lunches for the House of Representatives as they met Monday for what is expected to be a one-day special session.

Other lobbyists helping to pay for the meals were Scott Scanland, Dan Najjar and

Luke Otero. (The links here are to a page on the Secretary of State’s website that show who each of the lobbyists work for — their employers.)

In the Senate, lobbyist 20150608_125031Usually, during a legislative session, lobbyists are required to file reports of their expenses within 48 hours, but since the special session is expected to last one, at most, two days, we’ll see when the expense reports are filed — this week or later this year.

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