He signed you, Bill! Now you're a law!
Oh yeah! Schoolhouse Rock afficionados (and even some government officials) know how this works: first, the senate and house vote on a bill, then it's signed by the executive. Though Governor Richardson has been a proponent of New Mexico's spaceport from the beginning, yesterday's bill signings make it final. New Mexico has passed the laws necessary to create the world's first purpose-built spaceport. In Las Cruces, Richardson signed House Bill 89 establishing the New Mexico Spaceport Authority and House Bill 473 allowing communities to increase gross receipts tax to support the spaceport.