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Morning Word, 03-14-13

Governor threatens budget veto

March 14, 2013, 8:00 am
By Matthew Reichbach
Well, the budget process certainly got more interesting. The House voted to concur with changes that the Senate made. And small (relatively) monetary changes have cause a hang-up.

The governor says she will veto the budget. 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.

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