By Morgan Lee
The Associated Press
SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will not consider any tax increases as the state seeks to close a projected budget shortfall during an upcoming special session of the Legislature, her spokesman reiterated Monday.
State government needs to tighten its belt and raising taxes on families and businesses would make the state less competitive, hurt job prospects and “makes no sense,” said Chris Sanchez, a spokesman for the Republican governor.