The Democratic Party of New Mexico released the following statement after the Democratic leaders of the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) Patty Lundstrom (D-Gallup) and John Arthur Smith (D-Deming) released budget priorities for the 2018 Legislative Session, which include raises for state workers and teachers and a boost to recruit and retain more law enforcement officers.
“This is a budget for New Mexicans. The budget priorities included in this year’s LFC proposal reflect a focus on education, good paying jobs, public safety, healthcare, and New Mexico kids. We look forward to helping Democrats work for our communities in the upcoming legislative session.”
More information on the LFC proposal can be found here.