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SANTA FE – A legislative inquiry into more than $30 million in emergency pandemic spending authorized by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will continue, but top lawmakers are holding off on filing a court challenge against the governor – at least for now.
During a Wednesday meeting, outside attorneys for a bipartisan legislative committee said they did not agree with Lujan Grisham’s claim that her emergency spending authorization was allowable under state law.
But they also cautioned that filing a lawsuit might be premature, and there would be no guarantee the state Supreme Court would decide to take up such a case.