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New Mexico election leaves few checks on Democratic power


November 14, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democrats who won nearly unbridled power over state government in midterm elections are confronting competing interests within their own ideologically diverse party, as the governor-elect pursues major reforms in areas from public education to marijuana access.

A key budget-drafting panel met Tuesday as Democratic Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham began the process of building legislative relationships and coalitions to carry out campaign pledges.

Those pledges include efforts to raise teacher salaries and funnel money toward early childhood education from...

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