Budget package proposal would spend more on education

Politics - Government

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico lawmakers are looking at a budget package that would spend even more on education.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the House Appropriations and Finance Committee are reviewing a proposal that includes $7.6 billion in general fund spending. It’s about halfway in between the governor’s $7.7 billion proposal and the legislative finance committee’s $7.5 billion package. This latest proposal calls for raising teacher pay by five percent.

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