SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is reaching out to Democrats as the Legislature returns to work.
Martinez used her State of the State speech on Tuesday to call for a bipartisan approach to New Mexico's pressing problems, including a $400 million budget shortfall.
Martinez said the state's problems can be solved only if Democrats and Republicans — the governor and the Legislature — work together.
Democrats hold majorities in the House and Senate.