Speaker Egolf's Statement on Governor's Partial Veto of House Bill 2

Speaker Egolf's Statement on Governor's Partial Veto of House Bill 2

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: April 7, 2017

Contact: Daniel Marzec

Phone: 505-363-8372

Speaker Egolf’s Statement on Governor’s Partial Veto of House Bill 2

Santa Fe, N.M. –

“The Governor’s actions today are beyond the pale.  Her vetoes of all funding for EVERY higher education institution in the state and the entire Legislative branch of government are unconstitutional and have provoked a constitutional crisis.  Her action also eliminates the path to a brighter future for thousands of New Mexico children who want to go to college and gain a quality higher education.  The Governor is clearly not serious about fixing our state’s budget problems or growing our economy. The people of New Mexico justifiably expected the Governor to act responsibly on the budget.  By today's actions, the Governor is turning her back on the bipartisan and responsible solution offered to her by the Legislature.  To fix our state's budget crisis, the people of New Mexico demand that the Governor put her cards on the table and tell the people how she will prevent a disastrous downgraded bond rating for our state.”

 

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