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SANTA FE – A “junior” spending bill unveiled Saturday in a House committee would provide state dollars for law enforcement firearms, courtroom furniture, feminine hygiene products for public school students and a recently eliminated University of New Mexico sports team.
The $30.4 million spending plan is funded by an unprecedented New Mexico budget surplus. Most of the surplus money comes from an oil production boom in the state’s southeast corner.
Each of the 70 members of the House got to decide how to spend $400,000 under the bill, and members of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee got a little extra to divvy up.