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New Mexico governor to unveil budget proposal

MARTINEZ:

MARTINEZ:

SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is scheduled to unveil her budget recommendations as her administration and the Legislature prepare to hash out a spending plan during the upcoming 60-day session.

The governor will detail her plan during a visit Monday afternoon to Dona Ana Elementary School in Las Cruces.

The governor has said she wants a budget that will fund meaningful education reforms, improvements in child welfare and safety, and economic development measures that result in more job creation around the state.

The Legislative Finance Committee released its budget recommendations last week.

The nearly $6.3 billion proposal calls for increased spending of more than $140 million over the current fiscal year. That includes boosting funding for education and early childhood initiatives.

The legislative session begins Jan. 20.

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