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Lawmakers tackle crime as New Mexico state finances improve


January 12, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez are preparing to boost spending on public schools, early childhood education programs and law enforcement as state government climbs out of a financial crisis linked to fluctuations in energy markets.

Strategies for reducing property crime and violence, particularly in New Mexico's largest city, also are at the top of the agenda, as lawmakers convene Tuesday for a 30-day session.

New Mexico government income for the coming fiscal year is expected to surpass annual spending obligations by $199 million — new mo...

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