City councilors vote to override mayor’s budget veto

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – City councilors voted Monday night to override Mayor Berry’s veto of the council’s approved budget.

With that, the council rejected an alternative compromise budget Mayor Richard Berry and two city councilors put together.

That compromise budget was built after Mayor Berry vetoed the previous budget passed by councilors.

The mayor’s office released the following statement regarding the council’s veto override:

For seven years the Berry Administration has worked on a bipartisan basis with the City Council to pass budgets that were balanced and common sense. Unfortunately, tonight that ended when six City Councilors, five of whom are up for election, voted for a budget that they admitted is utterly broken. Chalk this one up to politics – not good government.

Councilors have until the budget goes into effect to make changes.

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