Tuition-free college plan among bills in limbo as New Mexico Legislature reaches home stretch

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s scaled-back plan for tuition-free college for certain New Mexicans is among several bills in budgetary limbo as the 30-day legislative session enters its homestretch. The Las Cruces Sun News reports that several influential senators said Sunday the proposed Opportunity Scholarship still stands a good chance of winning approval before the session ends Thursday at noon. However, the scholarship plan might have to be reduced to fit within a $7 billion-plus spending bill his committee plans to vote on Monday, after various changes are approved.