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Sat May 20, 2017, 12:56 AM

Both sides say they're close to higher ed deal

SANTA FE – Democrats and Republicans alike sound ready to restore funding for New Mexico colleges and universities when they head back to the Roundhouse next week for a special session.

But a proposal to reshape the tax code – an immediate priority of Gov. Susana Martinez – could be in for some real turbulence.

That much was clear Friday after Martinez met with legislative leaders as they try to resolve a budget impasse that’s left New Mexico without a budget in place for higher education and legislative agencies in the fiscal year starting July 1.

The Republican governor and Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, each expressed optimism Friday about the possibility of reaching agreement on a plan to fund higher education.

Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/1006087/at-roundhouse-optimism-grows-for-higher-education-funding.html

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