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Gov proposes 3 percent budget increase

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By Barry Massey
The Associated Press

SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday proposed a 3 percent increase in spending on education and state government programs next year, but no across-the-board pay raise for public employees as a legislative budget panel has recommended.

In releasing her administration’s budget recommendations for the upcoming legislative session, Martinez called for spending nearly $6.1 billion in the fiscal year starting in July — an increase of almost $179 million.


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