NM educator salaries still uncertain

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – There’s some uncertainty with New Mexico teacher salaries in the state budget.

Governor Susana Martinez could veto a budget provision intended to make sure school districts implement higher salaries.

Martinez indicated she’ll probably sign the budget but may use her line-item veto powers.

In 2013 she vetoed similar budget language.

New Mexico lawmakers approved $70 million for public school workers which is enough to boost the average pay three percent, which is equivalent to $2,

The Governor has until March 12th to sign the bill.

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