By Susan Montoya Bryan
The Associated Press
Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has made three quick trips across the border in the past year to meet with officials in neighboring Mexican states, with all of the visits aimed at ramping up trade and economic development opportunities.
The cost to taxpayers for the governor, other officials and her security detail to visit Hermosillo in the Mexican state of Sonora last August and Chihuahua twice in April totaled more than $17,000, according to a review by The Associated Press.