The governor has vetoed the controversial pet food tax.
Lawmakers passed a bill that would have imposed a tax on all pet food raising about $800,000 a year.
The money raised would then be used for spaying and neutering programs in an effort to reduce the number of homeless pets.
The governor called the law misguided, saying it would not solve the problem. She says he gave her word to New Mexicans that she would not raise taxes and intends to keep that promise.