SANTA FE  – The 30-day legislative kicked off Tuesday with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez citing a familiar list of her favorite priorities — such as education reform and measures aimed at boosting New Mexico’s lagging economy — but the response from Democrats bluntly called her 47-minute speech “gimmicky.”

Here are some quotes from the respective speeches delivered by Martinez to a joint session of the Legislature and state Sen. William Soules, D-Las Cruces, who addressed reporters and Democratic supporters in a committee room about a half hour after the governor spoke: