SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law on Friday a package of financial measures, including a budget allocating $5.4 billion next year for public education and general government programs.
The budget, as signed, will cut state spending by nearly 3 percent, or $156 million, in the fiscal year that starts July 1.
The governor used her line-item veto powers to trim about $1.9 million from yearly operations of government and $2.6 million in one-time spending items. The governor's reductions included $100,000 that lawmakers had provided for a committee to handle redistricting.