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New Mexico bill to boost school funding heads to House vote


February 22, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democrat-led New Mexico House of Representatives is poised to approve a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that would channel a windfall of state income toward public education, infrastructure projects and pay raises for public officials.

The $7 billion general fund budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1 would increases annual state spending by nearly $700 million, or about 11 percent.

Roughly $450 million of that increase would go toward education initiatives as lawmakers grapple with a court order to provide more resources to struggling sc...

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