State to use emergency funds to pay jurors

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – People will finally get paid for serving on jury duty.

Last week KRQE News 13 told you about some jurors not being paid for weeks because the state fund to pay jurors was running hundreds of thousands of dollars short.

The state said Tuesday it will spend almost half a million dollars in emergency money to pay jurors right now.

Jurors in New Mexico currently earn $6.25 an hour.

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