Well, the budget process certainly got more interesting. --- The House

. And small (relatively) monetary changes have cause a hang-up.

The governor

. Martinez cites many things, but the main issue is $3 million out of the nearly $5.9 billion budget.

It relates to education and merit pay, a key policy difference between Republicans and Democrats. The Senate took out the merit pay funding and changed it to a stipend for teachers from high performing schools to go to lower-performing schools.

And now a special session looms.

On to the Word: