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Fri May 12, 2017, 01:17 AM

Legislature's petition to overturn vetoes denied

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court isn’t going to wade into the budget confrontation that has left public universities and the Legislature in financial limbo for the coming year – at least not for now.

And a political resolution doesn’t appear particularly close – as Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democratic leaders in the Legislature on Thursday traded jabs over who was most at fault for the budget impasse.

The back-and-forth came after the state Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling Thursday, rejected the Legislature’s petition to invalidate the governor’s line-item vetoes of funding for higher education and legislative agencies.

The five justices said the dispute is not yet “ripe for review,” meaning it’s too early for a judicial decision.

Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/1001966/supreme-court-denies-legislatures-petition-to-overturn-vetoes.html

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