Failed budget agreement talks with state leaders

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Face-to-face talks with Senate Majority leader Peter Wirth and House Speaker Brian Egolf with the governor have failed to produce an agreement on the budget.

Senator Wirth said the governor’s repeated ideas for solving a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year that already has been rejected by lawmakers.

A Martinez spokesman said lawmakers continue to shirk responsibility and dig in their heels over the budget.

Wirth said the governor’s budget vetoes have created a constitutional crisis. 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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