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.