Calls mount for a special session of the New Mexico Legislature

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – A growing number of cities are urging Gov. Susana Martinez to overcome an impasse and call a special session to consider funding more than $260 million in public improvement projects around the state.

The capital outlay bill stalled on the final day of the legislative session in March.

Martinez initially resisted the call for a special session saying she wanted to make sure the outcome would be different. Her office says it has been working with leaders from both sides of the aisle to find a solution.

Legislative leaders also have been talking, but there’s no indication this week that any agreements have been reached.

Farmington was the latest city to join the call Tuesday.

Dozens of mayors and business groups too have urged the governor to call lawmakers back into session.

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