Bill Richardson Visits Clovis

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has big plans for the state, especially when dealing with crime.

Richardson made a stop in Clovis today to talk with residents on a range of topics including the budget, education, and the Hull Street bridge.

Another major issue the Governor says he plans to tackle is the state's DWI laws.

He plans to expand that to mean driving while drugged.  Richardson says, "close to 80 percent of instances of DWI recently included drugs."

Another crime issue Richardson touched on today was gang violence.

The Governor told listeners he wants to turn gang recruitment into a criminal offense.

All of the issues he spoke about today are still proposals, but Richardson says he is confident working with the legislature will make them law.