Last week, Gov. Richardson announced that the state would have $392 million in new revenue, bringing our total of new money for one-time spending to $1 billion.
And it was announced that we ranked 12th in economic growth.
Then why are we all suffering? The answer is the same as to why the state and the economy are doing so well: high oil prices.
Richardson said the new money will be on the table when he calls the Legislature into a special session to address access to universal health coverage.