Tough road ahead with deficit

January 16, 2011 • Local News

As New Mexico representatives prepare to begin the upcoming 60- day legislative session, local lawmakers say they are optimistic about tackling the state’s budget deficit.

Senate President Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, says that plugging the between $350 and $450 million budget shortfall will be a “tough road,” but added he is confident that necessary spending cuts won’t be impossible to deal with.

“I think we’re in good shape, ” Jennings said. “We’ll have to get there is all, but we’ll do it.” Jennings, Roswell’s only Login to read more

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