State’s budget to be voted on soon

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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