Department seeks funding hike during legislative session

New Mexico
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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Public Education Department says it plans on asking for an increase in funding this legislative session.

A spokesperson tells News 13 the department will ask for a 5% budget increase. That adds up to about $170 million.

A PED spokesperson says that includes $93 million for raises and $45 million to support at-risk students. PED Secretary Ryan Stewart is set to present the budget before the legislative finance committee next Thursday.

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