By Barry Massey
The Associated Press
SANTA FE — Legislative auditors criticized the state on Monday for spending nearly $600,000 to renovate an abandoned school house in northern New Mexico and later selling the still unfinished building for $39,000 to a non-profit group that originally donated it.
The project began when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor, but Republican Gov. Susan Martinez’s administration last year approved the sale of the old school in the community of Ribera in San Miguel County.
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