SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A legislative committee has recommended pay raises for state workers with a budget proposal Friday that would increase New Mexico spending by nearly $254 million next year.
The plan from the Legislative Finance Committee provides at least a 1.5 percent pay increase for state agency and public school workers and the potential for raises of 3 percent or more for certain employees.
The budget proposal will form the foundation for the Legislature’s spending decisions when lawmakers convene Jan. 21 for a 30-day session. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez plans to outline her budget recommendations next week.
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