State’s budget to be voted on soon

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The state’s $6.2 billion budget bill is set for a big vote soon.

A House committee sent the spending plan to the floor without a single Republican vote Thursday.

The bill would have the state spending nearly 5 percent more than it did last year.

K-12 education is getting almost half of that new money, but there is still a big debate over how to spend it.

Democrats are pushing for school boards to control more of those dollars, while Gov. Susana Martinez wants more to go to her state-managed education reforms.

The full House could vote on the budget as early as Friday.

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