Fri. Jun 9th, 2023

GOVERNOR RELEASES BUDGET PROPOSAL

NEW MEXICO (KSMX) РJust ahead of the Legislative session in Santa Fe, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham released her first budget proposal yesterday. The proposal calls for a 13 percent increase in spending, and includes $500 million in additional funding for public education. Part of that money would be used towards a six percent raise for teachers, principals and education personnel, leaving no education personnel making less than $12 an hour. Additionally, the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department would see a $36.5 million increase in their budget that includes $4 million to provide more than 100 new protective services positions. State workers would also see anywhere from a two-four percent raise, taking the minimum wage for state employees to $12 an hour.  The budget will need to reviewed and approved by legislators. The session is set to begin on Tuesday in Santa Fe.

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