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New Mexico state income rises on energy rebound


January 26, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers have more money to work with as they craft a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that aims to boost spending on education, courts and law enforcement.

Economists for the state on Thursday revised tax revenue estimates upward by $93 million for the fiscal year starting July 1.

In all, government income is expected to surpass current annual spending obligations by $292 million.

New Mexico is climbing out of fiscal crisis that last year prompted spending cuts at public universities and to cherished programs such as the Special Olympics and local-farm prod...

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