New Mexico governor announces plan to fund higher education

Gov. Susana Martinez
Gov. Susana Martinez

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Gov. Susana Martinez announced her plan to fund higher education after she vetoed funding completely.

It includes increasing funding to the UNM Cancer Center by $1 million and gives an extra $2 million to the Higher Education Financial Aid Fund.

The governor has been battling with Democrats over balancing the budget without raising taxes.

No word on when she will call a special session. 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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