By Barry Massey
The Associated Press
SANTA FE — The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez are on a collision course over a proposed $5.9 billion state budget after lawmakers decided Wednesday to send her the spending blueprint despite a threatened veto.
The Legislature ends on Saturday, and the clash over the budget creates the possibility that lawmakers could be forced to return to work later in a special session if the governor follows through on her veto threat.
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