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New Mexico governor, Legislature set spending priorities


January 5, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and leading lawmakers proposed increases in state spending Friday on public school education, Medicaid, public safety agencies and economic development incentives for the coming fiscal year, amid a sharp increase in state income from taxes and oil-field revenues.

The two budget wish lists — from the Republican governor and the Democratic-led Legislature — both emphasize investments in early childhood education and the justice system, with pay increases assigned for teachers, prison guards, prosecutors and state workers.


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