In releasing the governor’s budget recommendation late Tuesday, a spokesman said with education making up most of the state’s budget, there is no way to avoid cutting school funding.
Gov. Bill Richardson is calling for a 3 percent cut across the board.
“This is entirely different from what he said during the special session. Yes — the schools will be affected but the Legislative Finance Committee is looking at maybe a 2 percent cut,” said Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-N.M., a longtime LFC member.