By The Associated Press and Optic staff
SANTA FE — A Senate committee leader is opposing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointee to the governing board of New Mexico Highlands University.
Rules Committee chairwoman Linda Lopez, an Albuquerque Democrat, said Monday she’ll recommend the panel reject Carl Foster’s nomination to the university’s board of regents.
Lopez said Foster has a conflict of interest because of a pending lawsuit against the school for breach of contract.
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