New Mexico lawmakers urge governor to reinstate funding
May 26, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers sent a long list of budget-balancing measures including new taxes on internet sales and gasoline to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday, seeking an agreement that would restore vetoed funding to all state universities and the Legislature itself.
The Legislature recessed for the long weekend, giving Martinez until Tuesday to pick and choose among remedies and reinstate $765 million in spending cuts.
"We came together and put together responsible options and now the ball is in the governor's court," Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth said....