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Report: New Mexico lacks tools to track government spending


November 1, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico likely isn't getting the best bang for its buck since it lacks the personnel and technology needed to adequately track nearly $2 billion in government spending.

Legislative analysts have found that some state agencies are unnecessarily buying high-end vehicles, laptops, drones and other goods and are forgoing bulk purchasing and additional negotiations that would otherwise result in discounts.

The findings were presented Thursday to a panel of state lawmakers.

Micaela Fischer, a program evaluation manager with the Legislative Finance Committee, told the...

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