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New Mexico governor vetoes pay raise for successor


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Wednesday vetoed a proposed 10 percent pay raise for statewide elected officials — including her successor — as well as utility regulators.

In a written veto message, the second term Republican chastised the Legislature for choosing pay raises for politicians over sound fiscal policy and legislation that supports a healthy state economy.

The raises would have increased state spending by about $135,000 a year, beginning in 2019.

The bill would have raised salaries for the first time since 2002 for the state governor, lieutenant g...

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