The Washington Post: Education funding in New Mexico is in trouble.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed higher education funding. All of it — and the legislature cannot override her veto.
And funding is so tight for K-12 education that Albuquerque has decided to eliminate sports programs in every middle school — at least for now — a move the governor quickly criticized.
The Republican governor’s veto came on a $6.1 billion spending bill for the next fiscal year, an action she took to protest legislative tax increases and spending. (She vetoed all funding for the legislature, too, starting on July 1.) She also complained in her veto message that the state Senate had not scheduled a hearing for nominations she had made to the Board of Regents, which oversees the public university system.