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March 26, 2021 – Accusations from female lawmakers of hostile treatment within the halls of the Roundhouse escalated towards the end of the session when Sen. Daniel Ivy-Soto was accused of bullying fellow Democrat and Senate president pro tem Mimi Stewart as she presented her mandatory sick leave bill. The Line opinion panel looks at whether women are being mistreated in the Legislature, even as they achieve more positions of power in the Roundhouse. 

Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal  
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report    
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican  
Jessica Onsurez, news director, Carlsbad Current Argus 

For More Information: 
After Dustup, Accusations of Bullying, Senators Will Undergo Sensitivity Training – Santa Fe New Mexican 
Allegations of ‘Bullying’ Fill Session’s Final Hours – Albuquerque Journal 
New Mexico Lawmakers Decry Senator’s Behavior in Sick Leave Debate – Santa Fe New Mexican