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Petty politics prevails

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By Optic Editorial Board

The demise of a nearly $270 million capital outlay package in the state Legislature on Saturday is a shameful example of the Washington-style politics that has overtaken the Roundhouse.

It is also an example of the failed leadership of Senate President Pro Tempore Mary Kay Papen and Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, both Democrats; House Speaker Don Tripp and House Majority Leader Nate Gentry, both Republicans, and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

The capital outlay package is an important piece of legislation that funds major projects in every corner of the state.


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