Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Mayors Seek More Control.(Journal North)

Byline: David Miles Journal Capitol Bureau

Legislators Are Asked To Help

Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and about 25 mayors on Wednesday called on state legislators to give local governments and the governor more authority to ban fireworks.

Denish said she hoped lawmakers would approve "reasonable, fair legislation" related to fireworks in next year's 30-day regular legislative session. Similar proposals previously failed to win legislative approval, but Denish said Gov. Bill Richardson's support should help build momentum to pass such a bill.

"I think we'll have some leadership on that proposal this time that we haven't had before," Denish said at a Capitol meeting with the mayors. …

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