Speaker Egolf's Statements on Today's Filed Lawsuit to Overturn Governor's Vetoes

Speaker Egolf's Statements on Today's Filed Lawsuit to Overturn Governor's Vetoes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DATE: April 21, 2017

Contact: Daniel Marzec

Phone: 505-363-8372


Speaker Egolf’s Statement on Today’s Filed Lawsuit to Overturn Governor’s Vetoes

Vetoes Eliminate All Higher Education Funding, Legislative Branch and Other Critical State Funded Services and Institutions

 

Santa Fe, N.M. –

“The Governor’s unconstitutional vetoes of all funding for our colleges and universities have added unneeded stress to students who attend these schools and families who hope to send their children to college in New Mexico.  Her vetoes also threaten our prosperity because our colleges help drive our economy. We have heard from families across the state who are saying that they do not want the Governor to use our education system as a political pawn. To restore stability to our communities, the Legislature today took legal action to stop the Governor’s unconstitutional vetoes that eliminate all funding for higher education and the Legislature."

 

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