October 25, 2016

Governor vetoes $22M in budget cuts -- Santa Fe New Mexican

Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill Monday that reduces state spending by $150 million. But the Republican governor stopped short of giving lawmakers all the cuts they asked for and accused them of trying to “gut classroom spending” meant to help struggling schools and students.

Using line-item vetoes, the governor rejected $22 million in cuts passed by the Legislature during a special session last month to education initiatives backed by her administration, including a controversial teacher evaluation program. -- 10/25/2016