NM’s land commissioner wants to buy federal land

December 30, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s land commissioner wants to buy some federal land on behalf of the state in hopes that the property could generate revenue for state trust lands that help fund public schools and other institutions.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports ( that the federal Bureau of Land Management is looking to sell thousands of acres that no longer meet the agency’s mission or are landlocked.

State Land Commissioner Ray Powell hopes to acquire some of the land, Login to read more

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