Governor vetoes Senate projects

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By Carol A. Clark

While accusations fly as to why Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed $7 million from this year’s capital outlay package, Sen. Carlos Cisneros, D-Los Alamos, remains positive.“I don’t think it’s retaliatory, and to say the governor did this maliciously would be immature and uncalled for,” Cisneros said during an interview Friday. “He wouldn’t be punishing the legislators, he’d be punishing the people.”One of the bills vetoed was Senate Bill 471, sponsored by Cisneros, which included $25,000 in funding for the White Rock Fire Station. “He took from me SB471 and while it’s not a lot of money, it meant a lot to the firefighters,” Cisneros said.Wednesday’s vetoes follow a seemingly contentious relationship that worsened between Senate members and Richardson as the 30-day session closed Feb. 14 without a universal health care initiative.During his post-session press conference, an angry Richardson blamed, “eea handful of senators, including certain members of the Senate leadership and the Senate Finance Committee, (who) were more focused on power, turf and personal agendas.

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