By Barry Massey
The Associated Press
SANTA FE — Nearly four dozen state workers, most of them in the Public Education Department, are losing their jobs next month because of layoffs as agencies deal with budget cuts.
The State Personnel Board approved plans Friday to lay off 44 workers in the Education Department, the Economic Development Department, Regulation and Licensing Department, Commission on the Status of Women, State Land Office and Organic Commodity Commission. The job losses take effect July 1 with the start of the new budget year.